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Wenge Lumber

Regular price $28.30 CAD
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Wenge heartwood is medium brown, sometimes with a reddish or yellowish hue, with nearly black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish (particularly an oil finish) the wood can become nearly black. However, unlike most other dark hardwoods, the heartwood of wenge can lighten (rather than darken) when exposed to sunlight.

Workability

Wenge can be difficult to work with hand and machine tools. Blunts tool edges. Sands unevenly due to differences in density between light and dark areas. Very splintery—care must be used when handling unfinished wood with bare hands as splinters can be very large and have an increased risk of infection. Very large pores can be difficult to fill if a perfectly smooth/level finish is desired.

Common Uses

Wenge is used for veneer, paneling, furniture, turned objects, and musical instruments.

Distribution

Wenge originates in Central Africa.

Janka Hardness

1,930 lbf (8,600 N)

 

NOTE: Wenge 4/4 is only available in shorts less than 6'.

Wenge is sold by the board foot. A board foot is a wood measurement for a piece of lumber 12" wide by 1' long by 1" thick for estimating purposes. Request a quote to get in touch to see if we have the right size lumber for your needs.

Source: https://www.wood-database.com

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