WENGE EXOTIC WOOD
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.
Characteristics of Wenge
|Origin of Wood Type||Africa|
|Botanical Name||Milletta laurentii|
|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″ wide|
|Typical Avg. Length||8′ to 12′ feet, can be found up to 14′ long|
|Avg. Waste Factor||0.3|
|Wood Uses||Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Flooring, Veneer and more|
|Lumber Grades||FAS, Quartersawn (FAS), Flitch|
|Other Trade Names||Dikela, Mibotu, Bokonge, Tshikalakala, Awong, Nson-so, Palissandre du Congo|
Wenge Lumber Detailed Pricing:
|Thickness||Grade||Figure Type||Grain Orientation||Width Range||Length Range||Price Per BF|
|4/4||FAS||None||Flat Sawn||4.00″ to 11.50″||96.00″ to 144.00″||$21.00|
|4/4||FAS||None||Rift & Quartered||4.00″ to 8.00″||96.00″ to 144.00″||$23.00|
|8/4||FAS||None||Flat Sawn||4.00″ to 11.50″||96.00″ to 144.00″||$22.00|
Sample Pictures of Wenge
Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.
All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color. We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.