Wenge(scientific name: Millettialaurentii), has a heartwood of medium brown color, occasionally with a red or yellow hue, and almost black streaks. Its texture is very coarse, and grain is straight.
Wengeis commonly found in central Africa. It is very durable and resistant to termite attack.
Janka Hardness :8,600 N(1,930 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :870 kg/m3(54 lbs/ft3)
Difficult to work with hand tools and machine tools, with a significant blunting effect on cutting tools. Difference in density between light and dark areas makes sanding uneven. Propensity to splinter makes it hazardous to work with bare hands. For a smooth or level finish, large pores must be filled.