Description: Wenge is a heavy wood that has an attractive appearance due to its strong grain and subtle color variation. The heartwood is a darker brown with black veins and white lines. Wenge has a high resistance to abrasion and a high bending strength. Wenge Wood Countertops are available FSC certified.
Alternate Trade Names: Milletia Laurentii, Awoung, Bokonge, Dikela, Mibotu
Origin: Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Tanzania, and Mozambique in Africa
Color: Pale yellow to dark brown with black veins
Grain: Fairly straight
Janka Hardness: 1630
Wenge Facts: The tree grows to be about 50 to 60 feet (15 to 18 meters) in height and the trunk diameter is typically 2 feet 6 inches to 3 feet (0.75 to 1 meter). It is typically used for furniture. It can also be used for turnery, carving, exterior and interior joinery, violin bows, block and strip flooring, boatbuilding, and construction work. Sometimes it can be used for making archery bows.
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