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Bold | Sophisticated | Dense

Wenge wood is instantly recognizable due to its deep, rich, and dark brown to black color. It often features prominent black streaks or stripes that create a visually dramatic effect. The wood’s color darkens over time, enhancing its natural beauty and adding to its allure. Wenge wood’s dark color, pronounced grain, exceptional hardness, and durability make it a prized material for artisans, craftsmen, and designers seeking a unique and visually striking hardwood.

These hearty trees thrive in the equatorial climate and are commonly found in lowland rainforests. They can grow to impressive heights, typically reaching around 50 to 90 feet (15 to 27 meters), with trunk diameters ranging from 2 to 4 feet (0.6 to 1.2 meters) and are known for their straight, cylindrical trunks and expansive canopies.

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Properties of Wenge

Millettia laurentii

Scientific Name

Central Africa


60 lb/ft³

Dried Weight Density

1,930 lbf

Janka Hardness


Tree Maturity


Tree Lifecycle



Bold & Sophisticated


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