Wenge

 

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A distinctive unique grain.

Straight grained with coarse texture.

Easily worked.

Takes stains and polishes very well.

Dark brown with beige and black flecks.

Very heavy, hard timber.

Veneer available.

 

 

OTHER NAMES :Conga palissandre, Panga Panga

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Zaire

AIR DRYING DENSITY 880Kgs/M

CHARACTERISTICS: The heartwood is dark brown with fine, close blackish veining giving the wood a handsome appearance. A very heavy hardwood. It is straight grained with a coarse texture.

DURABILITY: Durable

STRENGTH: 8+ (on a scale of 10)

SEASONING :Dries slowly with a tendency to surface check.

WORKING QUALITIES: The timber is moderately hard, tough and strong however is easily worked. It finishes well and takes an excellent polish.

USES Fine furniture, flooring and interior decoration.