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Origin of Wood Type:
Botanical Name:
Milletta laurentii
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.58 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Brown- Dark Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 12", can be found up to 30" inches wide
Typical Avg. Length:
8' to 12' feet, can be found up to 14' feet long
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Flooring, Veneer and other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

FAS, Quarter-Sawn (FAS), Flitch

Other Trade Names:

Dikela, Mibotu, Bokonge, Tshikalakala, Awong, Nson-so, Palissandre du Congo


Wenge is a very dense medium textured dark hardwood from Central West Africa. It is often used a substitute for ebony when a job is constrained by budget.

Close up of Wenge wood piles and quarter sawn close up of exotic wenge
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