Wenge

wenge

Scientific Name: Millettia laurentii
Location: Africa
Dried Weight: 54lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,930lbf
Crushing Strength: 11,710lbf /in2

 

Wenge has a heartwood which is a very dark brown with black streaks. The grain is straight and it has a very coarse texture. The wood gives off a low natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. It is rated as very durable in regards to decay. The wood is difficult to work with and you must use caution when handling the wood with bare hands. The splinters have an increased risk of infection with this wood.

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