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Wenge
Wenge

TREE DATA: The tree is described as medium sized, and attains a height of 50 to 60 feet (15 to 18 m) and a trunk diameter of 30 to 36 inches (75 to 100 cm).

REGION: Africa.

COUNTRY: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is pale yellow or whitish in color, and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood is dark brown, mostly black, with fine, closely spaced, very dark veins and white lines. The combination of white bands against the dark wood with black streaks gives Wenge a very attractive appearance. Color variation between boards is reported to be moderate.

COMMON USES: Flooring, Shipbuilding, Cabinetmaking, Musical instruments , Joinery, Furniture, Fine furniture, Furniture components, Kitchen cabinets, Parquet flooring.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: The wood is rated as fairly stable, but there are reports of significant movement in use in actual installations.

WEATHERING: Resistance to the harmful effects of the weather is reported to be high, which makes Wenge suitable for some exterior applications.

WENGE

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

12500

19500

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

6300

10300

Psi

Stiffness

2060

2360

1000psi

Hardness

1630

Lbs

Shearing strength

2430

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.72

0.91

Weight

72

57

Lbs/cu.ft.

Density (Air-dry)

54

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)

3

%

Tangential Shrinkage (G-->OD)

6

%

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