You are viewing applications of Wenge Wood
You are viewing applications of Wenge Wood
You are viewing applications of Wenge Wood
You are viewing applications of Wenge Wood
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You are viewing applications of Wenge Wood

What is Wenge Wood?

The Millettia Laurentii tree, which grows in Central and West Africa, as well as many other closely related tree species, are used to produce the exotic lumber known as wedge wood. It goes by the names African rosewood, imitation ebony, dikela, mibotu, bokonge, and awong.

Wenge is an unusual dark brown wood that occasionally has lighter streaks or even alternates between dark and light stripes. It is a dense tropical wood that ranges in hardness from extremely hard to hard and is resistant to fungi, termites, and borers. Therefore, treating it is not required.

Wenge is a versatile species because of its qualities. It is mostly utilised in exterior cladding, inside joinery, exterior carpentry, and parquet flooring. Wenge wood that has been kiln-dried has a density of 45 to 55 pounds per cubic foot.


It is very challenging to manually cut and polish, so a sharp blade is required for continuous cutting. Another problem is staining. Wenge wood dust causes eye and skin irritation, gastrointestinal cramping, and nervous system disorders. Due to the wood’s extreme density, machining is challenging, and the heat produced quickly wears down tools. For best results, tools must be kept as sharp as possible.


Wenge wood is being exploited, harvested, and dwindling as a result of the popularity of this type of lumber in Africa. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources designated this tree as an endangered species as a result of the tree’s dramatic population decline over the past few decades. If you intend to buy a lot of wenge lumber for your floor, take the environment into account before making your choice.

Common Uses

Sculptures made of wood, furniture, tool handles, panelling, musical instruments, and external cladding

We exclusively provide Wenge Wood in log form:

  • Size: Only spherical logs are available
  • Wenge wood logs can be sawn upon request
  • Origin: Africa


Tree Size

60-90 ft (18-27 m) tall

Trunk Diameter

3-6 ft (1-1.8 m)

Janka Hardness

1,930 lbf (8,600 N)

Average Dried Weight

54 lbs/ft3 (870 kg/m3)


Only noticeable when cutting and dealing with wood does it have a faint, slightly bitter fragrance.


Difficult. It can be tough to seem precisely smoothed out, it can splinter readily, it can blunt tool blades, and it can be sanded unevenly.


With a low and natural shine, the material has a coarse texture and a straight, even grain.


Listed as an endangered species on the IUCN Red List.




Quite strong. Natural defence against termite and rot.




Costly, with growing costs due to a rise in supply shortages

Interested in discussing your project? Let’s discuss!

Phone – : +91 99920 23769 , +91 97277 95221
Email – : [email protected]
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