Collection: Wenge

Wenge, Millettia laurentii, is a dense hardwood from equatorial West Africa that has good working properties and is very durable. It has been difficult to obtain over the past 15 years. Wenge is a good wood to use in place of Ebony and has fine dark lines with narrow brown streaks. It darkens to a nearly black color when finish is applied, though the grain variation shows a unique, feathered appearance which can be quite pronounced in some boards. Though it has a naturally low luster, the wood is very beautiful and sought after for furniture, woodturning projects, musical instruments, and more. This distinctive hardwood can be pronounced WHEN-ghay or WHEN-gii.
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