Latin Name: Millettia laurentii
Family: Fabaceae or Leguminosae - the Legume family
Other Common Name(s): Awoung, Bokonge, Dikela, Kiboto, Mibotu, Nson-co, Pallissandre, Palissandre Du Congo, Tshikalakala
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Carving, Furniture, Flooring, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings, Shipbuilding, Turnings
Wenge grows in Africa in the region of Tanzania, Mozambique, and the Congo.
General Description: The sapwood is whitish gray in color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood is dark brown, almost black with fine closely spaced veins. The grain is fairly straight to slightly ropey, with a medium to coarse texture.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 5.235
Specific Gravity: 0.72-0.91
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 12,500-19,500
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 2,060-2,350
Side Hardness (lbs): 1630
Not currently in stock, but please contact us to inquire about availability.