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Wenge

Wood type Hardwood
The Tree Medium –sized tree, 15m to 18m in height with a diameter up to 1.0m
The Timber Sapwood whitish, heartwood dark brown with fine, close blackish veining, giving the wood a handsome appearance. A very hard and heavy wood, it weights about 880 kg/m3 when dried. Straight grained, it has a rather coarse texture.
Drying Dries slowly and requires care if surface checking is to be avoided.
Working Qualities Good- Reported to be easy to work, but difficult to polish.
Strength The wood is stated to have good resistance to bending and to shock.
Treatability Extremely difficult
Moisture Movement Small
Density 880kg/m3 – May vary
Texture Coarse  
Use(s) Joinery – Exterior, Joinery – Interior, Flooring
Colour(s) Dark brown/black
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