Wenge Wood & Wenge Lumber
Wenge is an exotic wood that grows in Tropical West Africa, Zaire, Cameroon, Gabon, Tanzania and Mozambique.
The Wenge tree from 60-90 feet in height with a trunk diameter of about 36".
It is also referred to sometimes as, Awoung, Dikela, Mibotu and Bokonge but it's botanical name is Millettia laurentii.
It's grain is fairly straight and medium to coarse.
It can easily be identified by it's dark brown to black color and by it's fine black veining.
Wenge is typically used for, furniture & cabinet making, flooring, and exterior projects.
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Wenge Wood Characteristics
Wenge Avg Dry Wgt: 55 lbs/ft3 (880 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness: 2235lbf (9942 N) | Specific Gravity: 0.88