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Botanical Name

Millettia laurentii

Other Names

Dikela, Wenge

Main Color Group

Dark Brown

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

54

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

870

Janka Hardness - LBF

1930

Janka Hardness - Newtons

8600

Wenge is unique among the world’s exotic woods. This tough tropical wood’s distinctive deep chocolate color — which can sometimes augmented by muted gold, orange, red or even burgundy tint — is actually known as “Wenge” in the color spectrum nomenclature of various parts of the world (with paint manufacturers, etc.). Its grains are generally straight (though sometimes wavy or irregular) and are accenuated by overlapping black lines which typically decorate the board’s surface.

While being considered a strong, durable wood, Wenge’s course, rugged texture makes it very splintery — making some craftsmen hesitant to use it. It can be difficult to work, although is glues well and is considered a very dimensionally stable species.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is listed as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Flooring / parque flooring, paneling, veneer, musical instruments (in particular, guitar), furniture, cabinets, archery bows, walking canes, handles, ornaments, laminates and segmented woodturnings.

Comments: Exercise caution when working with this wood. Its splinters can be like little razors and when one pentetrates the skin, it is quite painful and the area can quickly and easily get infected, if quick action isn’t taken to remove it (the splinter) and sterilize the area.

Although most sources consider Wenge to be a dull wood with poor natural luster, our experience has revealed that a deep, glossy luster can sometimes emerge through fine-grit sanding of flatsawn boards. Its combination of relatively light weight, rot & insect resistance and impressive tensil strength has yielded the wood to a variety of indoor and outdoor uses, being particularly well suited for flooring in heavy traffic areas.

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Wenge
$103.1554.63 × 8 × 1.13 inWENG1103
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$111.7858.5 × 8.63 × 1.06 inWENG1102
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$103.8658.5 × 8.5 × 1 inWENG1101
Out of stock

Nice board.

a
Wenge
$128.2858.38 × 9.31 × 1.13 inWENG1100

Nice board.

a
Wenge
$105.5658.56 × 8.63 × 1 inWENG1099

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$107.8258.13 × 8.88 × 1 inWENG1098

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$124.1059 × 9.5 × 1.06 inWENG1097

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$110.9159 × 9 × 1 inWENG1096

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$63.8251.44 × 5.94 × 0.94 inWENG1095
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$40.4632.94 × 5.88 × 0.94 inWENG1094
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$54.3544.25 × 5.88 × 0.94 inWENG1093
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$49.9740.69 × 5.88 × 0.94 inWENG1092
Out of stock

Small defect on side

a
Wenge
$59.2849.88 × 5.69 × 1 inWENG1091
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$35.6134.94 × 4.88 × 1 inWENG1090
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$44.2744.06 × 4.81 × 0.94 inWENG1089
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$44.7040.94 × 5.75 × 0.94 inWENG1088
Out of stock

Holes one side

ab
Wenge
$124.6445.81 × 8.25 × 1.44 inWENG1087
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$105.5939.38 × 8.13 × 1.44 inWENG1086
Out of stock

NIce board

a
Wenge
$85.0234.88 × 8.13 × 1.44 inWENG1085

Hole on one side

ab
Wenge
$106.9849.19 × 8.06 × 1.44 inWENG1084

Small holes

b
Wenge
$100.5537.5 × 8.13 × 1.44 inWENG1083

Nice board

a
Wenge
$73.3633.44 × 8.13 × 1.5 inWENG1082

Holes both sides

b
Wenge
$136.1846.19 × 8.94 × 1.5 inWENG1081

NIce board

a
Wenge
$135.9545.5 × 9.06 × 1.5 inWENG1080
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$76.0728.19 × 9 × 1.44 inWENG1079

(2) Knot holes

ab
Wenge
$83.2536.69 × 6.88 × 1.5 inWENG1078

NIce board

a
Wenge
$83.3835.81 × 7.06 × 1.5 inWENG1077

Nice board

a
Wenge
$110.9047.63 × 7.06 × 1.5 inWENG1076

Nice board

a
Wenge
$50.6244.06 × 5.5 × 1 inWENG1075
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$45.8840.38 × 5.44 × 1 inWENG1074
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$44.8540.44 × 5.31 × 1 inWENG1073
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$48.1144.38 × 5.19 × 0.94 inWENG1072
Out of stock

6″ Defect on the edge

a
Wenge
$39.3733.13 × 5.69 × 0.94 inWENG1071
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$47.6739.69 × 5.75 × 1 inWENG1070

(1) Knot

a
Wenge
$44.4539.56 × 5.38 × 1 inWENG1069
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$51.5645.38 × 5.44 × 1 inWENG1068
Out of stock

(2) Small knots

a
Wenge
$44.8641.38 × 5.19 × 1 inWENG1067
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$48.9343.06 × 5.44 × 1 inWENG1066

Nice board

a
Wenge
$46.3140.31 × 5.5 × 1 inWENG1065
Out of stock

(2) Small defects

a
Wenge
$46.0144.06 × 5.5 × 1 inWENG1064

Small crack

ab
Wenge
$42.9238.44 × 5.88 × 1 inWENG1063
Out of stock

Small crack

ab
Wenge
$54.3246.19 × 5.63 × 1 inWENG1062
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$50.9939.44 × 6.19 × 1 inWENG1061
Out of stock

(1) Worm hole

a
Wenge
$56.5645.13 × 6 × 1 inWENG1060
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Wenge
$384.4680.88 × 10.81 × 1.88 inWENG1059
Out of stock

Spectucular.

a
Wenge
$90.4838.75 × 5.31 × 1.94 inWENG1058
Out of stock

Nice board.

a
Wenge
$78.7934.13 × 5.25 × 1.94 inWENG1057
Out of stock

Nice board.

a
Wenge
$41.5931.56 × 6.31 × 1 inWENG1056
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$63.9151 × 6 × 1 inWENG1055
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$55.9545.56 × 5.88 × 1 inWENG1054
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$96.7668.63 × 6.75 × 1 inWENG1053
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$61.1643.38 × 6.75 × 1 inWENG1052
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$44.6824 × 9.25 × 1.06 inWENG1051
Out of stock

Clear.

ab
Wenge
$72.0737.69 × 9.5 × 1.06 inWENG1050
Out of stock

Knot.

ab
Wenge
$91.3561 × 7.44 × 1.06 inWENG1049
Out of stock

3” crack on end.

ab
Wenge
$181.9760.88 × 13.5 × 1.06 inWENG1048
Out of stock

Clear two edge.

a
Wenge
$112.8159 × 9.5 × 1.06 inWENG1047
Out of stock

Slight defect on edge.

ab
Wenge
$102.2844.19 × 11.5 × 1.06 inWENG1046
Out of stock

Small wormholes.

ab
Wenge
$133.6752.5 × 11.5 × 1.06 inWENG1045
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Wenge
$43.2450.13 × 4.13 × 1 inWENG1044
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$62.9036.5 × 8.25 × 1 inWENG1043
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Wenge
$67.1336.75 × 8.25 × 1.06 inWENG1042
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$95.0452 × 7 × 1.25 inWENG1041
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$118.7952 × 8.75 × 1.25 inWENG1040
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$93.8852.13 × 7.63 × 1.13 inWENG1039
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Wenge
$83.1452.25 × 8.38 × 1 inWENG1038
Out of stock

Light checks.

ab
Wenge
$71.5236.38 × 8.88 × 1.06 inWENG1037
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Bowl Blanks - Wenge
$15.00$23.006 × 6 × 2 inBOWLWENGE1001
Out of stock

Our Wenge bowl blanks come in two sizes and are excellent quality lumber.  The end-grain as been sealed.  The sizes are all rough-guides, but are basically accurate.  If you have very strict size criteria, please just drop us an email to confirm they will meet your expectations.

The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.  You won’t typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the lumber looks like.

 

a
Wenge
$179.8950 × 8 × 1.94 inWENG1036

Wormholes both sides.

b
Wenge
$108.5945.75 × 4.75 × 1.94 inWENG1035
Out of stock

Checking on end.

ab
Wenge
$96.5036.5 × 4.81 × 1.94 inWENG1034
Out of stock

Planer skip.

a
Wenge
$133.9832.5 × 8.25 × 1.94 inWENG1033

Light checks on end. Light planer skip.

ab
Wenge
$165.9340.25 × 8.25 × 1.94 inWENG1032

Wormholes one face.

ab
Wenge
$133.3337.06 × 8 × 1.94 inWENG1031
Out of stock

Wormholes.

b
100 BD.FT - Wenge
$1,750.00$1,850.001 × 1 × 1 inBULKWENGE1001
Out of stock

100 BD.FT Wenge project pack

Lengths: 60″-120″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
Widths: 4″ and wider
Choose 4/4 rough or 3/4 s2s

Note:
Lead time on rough lumber is 3 working days.
Lead time on S2S is 5 working days.
Ships free via LTL network.
We will make contact to confirm shipping details.

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20 BD.FT - Wenge
$461.00$480.001 × 1 × 1 inPROJWENGE1001

20 BD.FT Wenge project pack

Lengths: 60″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
Widths: 4″ and wider
Thickness: Choose 4/4, 5/4 Unsteamed, 6/4 or 8/4 nominal

We S2S by default – surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4″ less than nominal thickness.
You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off.

Note:
Lead time on rough lumber is 2 working days.
Lead time on S2S is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

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Fingerboard - Wenge
$30.0021 × 3 × 0.3 inFINGERWENGE1001

Wenge Fingerboard

21″ x 3″ x 0.30″ (minimum)

Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items

Photographs are representative of what you will receive

If you have a strict dimensional requirement, please contact us to confirm we select the correct dimensions for you.

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Wenge
$86.7660.75 × 6.5 × 0.8 inWENG1030
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$112.2460.75 × 9.25 × 0.8 inWENG1028
Out of stock

Clear apart tiny split on one edge

a
Wenge
$93.8261 × 7 × 0.8 inWENG1029
Out of stock

2 small rough patches on one edge

aaa
Wenge
$110.1260.75 × 8.25 × 0.8 inWENG1025
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$87.9760.75 × 7.25 × 0.8 inWENG1026
Out of stock

Clear

a
Wenge
$87.9760.75 × 7.25 × 0.8 inWENG1027
Out of stock

One end check.

a
Wenge
$103.8761 × 7.75 × 0.8 inWENG1021
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$87.9760.75 × 7.25 × 0.8 inWENG1022
Out of stock

Clear

a
Wenge
$106.7860.75 × 8 × 0.8 inWENG1023
Out of stock

Tiny knot right through

aaa
Wenge
$96.7760.75 × 7.25 × 0.8 inWENG1024
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$84.9460.75 × 7 × 0.8 inWENG1017
Out of stock

Clear

a
Wenge
$96.7760.75 × 7.25 × 0.8 inWENG1018
Out of stock

Check one end

aaa
Wenge
$93.0560.5 × 7 × 0.8 inWENG1019
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$116.7960.75 × 8.75 × 0.8 inWENG1020
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$117.2761 × 8.75 × 0.8 inWENG1014
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$103.44 $72.4160.75 × 7.75 × 0.8 inWENG1015
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$110.1260.75 × 8.25 × 0.8 inWENG1016
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$96.7760.75 × 7.25 × 0.8 inWENG1010
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$87.9760.75 × 7.25 × 0.8 inWENG1011
Out of stock

Clear

a
Wenge
$96.77 $67.7460.75 × 7.25 × 0.8 inWENG1012
Out of stock

Small crack from one edge

aaa
Wenge
$103.8761 × 7.75 × 0.8 inWENG1013
Out of stock

Clear

aaa
Wenge
$88.3361 × 7.25 × 0.8 inWENG1007
Out of stock

Clear

a

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