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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.

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

Why We Love This Wood

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.

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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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    WENG1246
    1.06"
    x 3.94" x
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    Skip planed,Bark inclusion

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    WENG1245
    1"
    x 5.13" x
    47.94"
    Edge defect

    $51.69

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    WENG1244
    1"
    x 5.06" x
    48.44"
    Skip planed

    $51.90

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    WENG1243
    1"
    x 7.75" x
    35.75"
    Skip planed

    $57.07

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    48.13"
    Worm trails

    $60.06

    WENG1240_1
    WENG1240
    1.06"
    x 5.81" x
    59.94"
    Bark inclusion

    $80.44

    WENG1239_1
    WENG1239
    1"
    x 4.25" x
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    Skip planed

    $43.58

    WENG1238_1
    WENG1238
    1"
    x 4.5" x
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    Skip planed,Bark inclusion

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    WENG1237_1
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    1"
    x 7.13" x
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    Edge defect

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    0.94"
    x 6.56" x
    48.19"
    Surface defect,Edge defect,Skip planed

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    WENG1234
    0.94"
    x 6.5" x
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    Edge defect

    $65.22

    WENG1233_1
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