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DESCRIPTION: 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.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Africa (Congo, Cameroon, Gabon & Tanzania)
BOTANICAL NAME: Milletia Laurentii
WORKING PROPERTIES: 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.
USES: The high natural resistance to abrasion makes this timber very suitable for flooring strips or blocks. Also used for interior & exterior joinery. It is an excellent turning wood. Sliced for decorative & paneling veneers.
JANKA HARDNESS: 1630