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Wood Properties of Wenge

Wenge Amount of Figure
High

Wenge Amount of Natural Luster
Low

Wenge Availability of Wood
Limited

Wenge Available As Lumber
Yes

Wenge Available as Veneer
Yes

Wenge Available only in small sizes
No

Wenge Bending Strength
High

Wenge Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Wenge Botanical Name
Millettia laurentii

Wenge Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Wenge Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

Wenge Color of Wood
Dark Brown

Wenge Contrast between growth rings
Insufficient Data Available

Wenge Crushing Strength
Moderate

Wenge Decorative Figure
Yes

Wenge Density
Extremely high

Wenge Drilling
Insufficient Data Available

Wenge Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

Wenge Gluing
Average - Requires control

Wenge Grain
Straight

Wenge Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Wenge Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Wenge Hand Tooling
Average

Wenge Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Wenge Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Wenge Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological and respiratory problems

Wenge Interlocked Grain
No

Wenge Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

Wenge Machine Tools
Average

Wenge Mortising
Insufficient Data Available

Wenge Movement after drying
Moderate

Wenge Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Wenge Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Wenge Natural Durability
Durable

Wenge Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Wenge Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Wenge Planing
Average

Wenge Polishing
Fair

Wenge Pounds per cubic foot maximum
56

Wenge Pounds per cubic foot minimum
56

Wenge Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Wenge Sanding
Fair or satisfactory

Wenge Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Wenge Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Wenge Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Wenge Shaping
Insufficient Data Available

Wenge Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Wenge Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Wenge Specific Gravity
Extrememly high

Wenge Specific Gravity maximum
.88

Wenge Specific Gravity minimum
.88

Wenge Staining
Insufficient Data Available

Wenge Steam Bending
Poor

Wenge Stiffness
Very High

Wenge Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Wenge Texture of the Wood
Intermediate

Wenge Toughness
High

Wenge Turning
Good

Wenge Weight
Very heavy

Wenge Wood Defects
Check (or split)

Wenge Work Notes
None

Wenge Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Wenge Use for Carving
no

Wenge Use for Cooperage
no

Wenge Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Wenge Use for Flooring
YES

Wenge Use for Furniture
YES

Wenge Use for Handles
no

Wenge Use for Heavy Construction
YES

Wenge Use for Inlay
no

Wenge Use for Interior Finish
no

Wenge Use for Light Construction
YES

Wenge Use for Marine Applications
no

Wenge Use for Marquetry
YES

Wenge Use for Millwork
YES

Wenge Use for Models and Patterns
no

Wenge Use for Musical Instruments
YES

Wenge Use for Novelties
no

Wenge Use for Secondary Furniture Components
YES

Wenge Use for Shingles
no

Wenge Use for Sports Equipment
no

Wenge Use for Turnery
YES

Wenge Use for Woodenware
no





     
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