Wenge (Millettia laurentii)



The clearly defined heartwood is dark brown, with very close, fine, almost black veins. The closely spaced whitish bands of parenchyma give Wenge wood a very attractive appearance. It is fairly straight grained with a coarse texture. The material works fairly well with machine tools. The presence of resin cells in the wood sometimes interferes with gluing & polishing. Nailing is difficult & requires pre-boring. When filled, it can be brought to a satisfactory finish.

Best Uses:

  • Flooring
  • Turnings
  • Veneers

Available in 4/4, 8/4


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