wenge 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.

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Characteristics of Wenge

Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Milletta laurentii
Specific Gravity 0.88
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 Pricing

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.