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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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    WENG1338
    1.13"
    x 7.88" x
    52.13"
    Wormhole

    $106.02 $90.12

    WENG1337_1
    WENG1337
    1.13"
    x 9.5" x
    52.19"
    Edge defect

    $133.32 $113.32

    WENG1336_1
    WENG1336
    1.13"
    x 7.94" x
    52.13"
    Edge defect,Skip planed

    $106.61 $90.62

    WENG1335_1
    WENG1335
    1.06"
    x 9.38" x
    52.25"
    Edge defect

    $129.82 $110.35

    WENG1334_1
    WENG1334
    1.13"
    x 9.56" x
    52.44"
    Skip planed

    $134.83 $114.61

    WENG1333_1
    WENG1333
    1.13"
    x 7.5" x
    52.19"
    Clean

    $109.61 $93.17

    WENG1332_1
    WENG1332
    1.06"
    x 9.13" x
    52.19"
    Clean

    $126.58 $107.59

    WENG1331_1
    WENG1331
    1.06"
    x 6.19" x
    51.88"
    Edge defect

    $79.21 $67.33

    WENG1330_1
    WENG1330
    1.13"
    x 7.63" x
    52.13"
    Surface defect,Edge defect

    $101.68 $86.43

    WENG1329_1
    WENG1329
    1.13"
    x 5.75" x
    35.69"
    Skip planed

    $48.31 $41.06

    WENG1328_1
    WENG1328
    1.06"
    x 7.75" x
    35.69"
    Surface defect,Skip planed,Edge defect

    $62.80 $53.38

    WENG1327_1
    WENG1327
    1.13"
    x 5.81" x
    35.13"
    Surface defect,Edge defect

    $47.92 $40.73

    WENG1326_1
    WENG1326
    1.06"
    x 6.25" x
    52.19"
    Surface defect,Edge defect

    $79.59 $67.65

    WENG1325_1
    WENG1325
    1.06"
    x 7.75" x
    35.44"
    Skip planed,Surface defect

    $63.61 $54.07

    WENG1321_1
    WENG1321
    1"
    x 8.63" x
    34.56"
    Skip planed

    $57.53 $48.90

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