Wenge Wood Lumber
Wenge Wood – Wenge Wood Lumber is medium brown, at times with a reddish or yellowish hue, and nearly black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish the wood can become nearly black. Wenge wood has excellent strength and hardness properties and is dark enough to be used as a substitute for ebony. Wenge is a visually striking hardwood often used for strip flooring, joinery, cabinetry and decorative veneers. It is very durable and resistant to termite attack.
Workability: Wenge Wood Lumber can be difficult to work with hand and machine tools. It blunts tools and sands unevenly due to differences in density between light and dark areas. Wenge is very splintery and care must be used when handling unfinished wood with bare hands, as the splinters have an increased risk of infection. Its very large pores can be difficult to fill if a perfectly smooth and level finish is desired.