West African Wenge Timber
We have well over 50 years of experience in the industry, so you can trust Timbersource to supply only the highest grade wenge timber, which has been ethically sourced from FSC approved sites. West African Wenge Timber is very dark brown with close 'black' veins alternating with 'pale' bands and is therefore favoured by furniture makers.
Simply use the Cutting List tool to the right to select how you'd like your Wenge Timber machined and to what measurements, and we'll cut it to suit your specifications. Alternatively, call us on 01373 469905 or email us for more information: [email protected]
Cut to Size / Planed West African Wenge Timber
This is a wood that turns well, but it may be difficult to saw and machine, quickly blunting cutting edges. It may be difficult to glue, and will need to be pre-bored for nailing. However, Wenge timber is extremely strong and stiff, with moderate hardness and strong bending properties
Many Tropical timbers including West African Wenge may affected by the tiny Ambrosia beetle when the logs are fresh-felled and lying on Forest floor in humid climates, as soon as the log is resawn and kiln dried, the Ambrosia dies i.e. it is not continuous damaging woodworm. This is not considered a defect especially as these timbers are usually given a varnish finish which typically hides any pin marks.
Ordering West African Wenge Timber
Ordering Wenge timber cut to size from Timbersource is perfect if you need wood for furniture making, although it is also heavily utilised in turnery and joinery. When ordering Wenge timber from Timbersource, you may select between widths of around 100 - 200mm and lengths of around 2m - 3m.
Frequently Asked Questions about West African Wenge Timber
What can this timber be used for?
West African Wenge Timber is used for: Joinery - Exterior, Joinery - Interior, Flooring, General Construction Work, Panelling and many more. Sizes stocked at present are 26mm. Widths mainly 100 - 200mm and lengths 2m - 3m. Subject to availability at time of order. Zebrano available to order, minimum 1m3 per thickness.
How strong and durable is this timber?
West African Wenge is stated to have good resistance to bending and to shock.
West African Wenge is durable. The heartwood is rated as durable and resistant to termite attack. The heartwood is extremely resistant to impregnation and the sapwood is moderately resistant to permeable.
What are its physical properties?
West African Wenge is reported to be easy to work with but is difficult to polish. It is high in strength, stiffness and weight properties; it is moderate in hardness and has good bending properties.
Click & Collect and Delivery - Timbersource usually aims to dispatch orders within 10 working days for most requirements. We will endeavour to complete your order ahead of schedule.
Next Day / Same Working Day
Click and Collect - Same working day collection when you order by 12:00pm**
Delivery - Next working day delivery when you order by 12:00pm (please call +44 (0) 1373 469905 to ask if we can offer Same Working Day Delivery)
**Subject to Stock availability and excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Christmas Periods.
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