Latin: Millettia laurentii Origin: Central Africa
Wenge (pronouced WHEN-gay) is a beautiful and unique hardwood that grows in Central Africa. The dark brown color is accented with a jagged black flame grain. It is very strong and dense which can make it harder to work with but is a popular wood with wood turners.
We usually have this wood in shorts, which are 3-5 foot lengths and will be less expensive than longer lengths.
Coarse texture with low luster
Uncommon but splinters can get infected
Dark brown with jagged black lines