Wenge: Exotic Wood

Wenge is an exotic wood with strong grain and a great black color throughout the whole board. Wenge that is plainsawn looks like a black oak as far as grain structure. Wenge is often used when color contrasts are needed in a project and the budget won’t allow for more expensive lumber like Ebony. Wenge can be cut quartersawn and plainsawn. 

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Millettia Laurentii
Specific Gravity .85
Avg. Weight Per BF 5.3 lbs
Color Range Black
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 5 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 20%
Wood Uses Furniture, Millwork, and Cabinetry
Lumber Grades FAS
Other Trade Names Wenge

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