|Main Color Group||
|Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3||
|Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3||
|Janka Hardness - LBF||
|Janka Hardness - Newtons||
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.
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.
|$30.00||A||21 x 3 x 0.3 in||FINGERWENGE1001|| |
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.
|$86.76||AAA||60.75 x 6.5 x 0.8 in||WENG1030|| |
|$93.82||AAA||61 x 7 x 0.8 in||WENG1029|| |
2 small rough patches on one edge
|$112.24||A||60.75 x 9.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1028|| |
Clear apart tiny split on one edge
|$87.97||A||60.75 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1027|| |
One end check.
|$87.97||A||60.75 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1026|| |
|$110.12||AAA||60.75 x 8.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1025|| |
|$96.77||AAA||60.75 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1024|| |
|$106.78||AAA||60.75 x 8 x 0.8 in||WENG1023|| |
Tiny knot right through
|$87.97||A||60.75 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1022|| |
|$103.87||AAA||61 x 7.75 x 0.8 in||WENG1021|| |
|$116.79||AAA||60.75 x 8.75 x 0.8 in||WENG1020|| |
|$93.05||AAA||60.5 x 7 x 0.8 in||WENG1019|| |
|$96.77||AAA||60.75 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1018|| |
Check one end
|$84.94||A||60.75 x 7 x 0.8 in||WENG1017|| |
|$110.12||AAA||60.75 x 8.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1016|| |
|$103.44||AAA||60.75 x 7.75 x 0.8 in||WENG1015|| |
|$117.27||AAA||61 x 8.75 x 0.8 in||WENG1014|| |
|$103.87||AAA||61 x 7.75 x 0.8 in||WENG1013|| |
|$96.77||AAA||60.75 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1012|| |
Small crack from one edge
|$87.97||A||60.75 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1011|| |
|$96.77||AAA||60.75 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1010|| |
|$113.45||AAA||60.75 x 8.5 x 0.8 in||WENG1009|| |
|$123.46||AAA||60.75 x 9.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1008|| |
Check at one end
|$88.33||A||61 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1007|| |
|$103.02||AAA||60.5 x 7.75 x 0.8 in||WENG1006|| |
Minor roughness on one edge
|$100.11||A||60.75 x 8.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1005|| |
|$120.13||AAA||60.75 x 9 x 0.8 in||WENG1004|| |
|$93.43||AAA||60.75 x 7 x 0.8 in||WENG1003|| |
|$96.77||AAA||60.75 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||WENG1002|| |
|$85.74||AAA||55.75 x 7 x 0.8 in||WENG1001|| |
One tiny end check
Although we don't have any listed pieces for this species available in our online store, add this species to your Quote Request and we'll get back to you with availability in our warehouse.