West African Wenge Timber

Timbersource are a leading online Wenge timber merchant in the UK.
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What is West African Wenge Timber?

West African Wenge Timber is very dark brown with close 'black' veins alternating with 'pale' bands and is therefore favoured by furniture makers. 

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.



The Tree

Latin name Millettia laurentii.

Also known as palissandre du Congo, dikela (Zaire). 

The tree is Medium-sized, 15m to 18m in height with a diameter up to 1.0m.


The Timber

The sapwood is whitish, and the heartwood is dark brown with fine, close blackish veining, giving the wood a handsome appearance. A very hard and heavy wood, it weighs about 880 kg/m³ when dried (panga panga is slightly lighter in weight at 800 kg/m³). Straight grained, it has a rather coarse texture.


Strength and Durability

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.


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.


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Timbersource are a leading online timber merchant in the UK, supplying West African Wenge timber to the joinery, carpentry, construction and building trade at competitive prices. To Contact Us click HERE



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