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Wenge

Millettia laurentii
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Dikela|Wenge
Wenge Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

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.

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.

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

Why We Love This Wood

Another African beauty.

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    Main Color GroupDark Brown
    Grain Pattern Pronounced
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF4.5
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3870
    Janka Hardness - LBF1930
    Janka Hardness - N8600
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    Crack,Small edge defects

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    WENG1487
    1.88"
    x 7.75" x
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    Fracture. Skip planed.

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    $154.02

    WENG1485_1
    WENG1485
    1.88"
    x 7.88" x
    43.56"
    Fracture. Skip planed.

    $139.40

    WENG1484_1
    WENG1484
    1.88"
    x 5.31" x
    42"
    Cracks.

    $93.46

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    WENG1483
    1.88"
    x 5.38" x
    42.44"
    Cracks.

    $94.64

    WENG1482_1
    WENG1482
    1.88"
    x 6.63" x
    42"
    Nice board.

    $112.16

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    x 6.56" x
    42.13"
    Worm tracks.

    $112.44

    WENG1480_1
    WENG1480
    1.94"
    x 4.88" x
    40.88"
    Small edge defects

    $82.90

    WENG1479_1
    WENG1479
    1.94"
    x 4.88" x
    31.81"
    Surface defects,Worm tracks

    $63.66

    WENG1478_1
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    2.06"
    x 4.88" x
    35.5"
    Small surface defect

    $78.43

    WENG1474_1
    WENG1474
    0.94"
    x 5.75" x
    49.13"
    Nice board.

    $66.20

    WENG1472_1
    WENG1472
    0.94"
    x 7.5" x
    49.38"
    Nice board.

    $84.67

    WENG1471_1
    WENG1471
    0.94"
    x 6.25" x
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    Nice board.

    $65.66

    WENG1469_1
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    x 4.63" x
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