Wenge, QC

SanFoot Wenge QC

Specie Details

Common Names

Wenge

Scientific Name

Millettia laurentii

Grain/Texture

Grain is straight, with a very coarse texture. Low natural luster.

Color/Appearance

Heartwood is a very dark brown with black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish (particularly an oil-finish) the wood can become nearly black.

Notes of Interest

Pronounced WHEN-gay, the wood has excellent strength and hardness properties, and is also dark enough to be used as a substitutes for ebony.

Specie Data

  • Distribution:Africa (Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaire)
  • Tree Size:60-90 ft (18-27 m) tall, 3-4 ft (1-1.2 m) trunk diameter
  • Janka Hardness:1,930 lbf (8,600 N)
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