The wenge is a very heavy wood with well-differentiated heart of dark brown color, variegated by light stripes, parallel in the radial surfaces.
The grain is straight with medium to coarse texture.
The wenge is characterized by a hard wood and quite easy workmanship. The worked surfaces are smooth, the finishing treatments with paints can present difficulties for the extractions contained in the wood.
Exceptionally resistant and a very rigid wood.
There are frequent attacks by insects borne by plants in the forest, so much so that the wood coming from strongly degraded plants takes on the trade the name “Wengè camolato”.
Once seasoned it is mushroom-resistant and resistant to termites.
Given its peculiar aesthetic characteristics, it is particularly appreciated for carpentry and fine crafts, cabinet-making, veneering, flooring, sports tools, luxury furniture, objects such as brushes, knife handles and toys.
Predisposed to chipping in areas of grain.
Dettagli tecnici del wenge
|Panga-panga, Palissandro del congo, Awong, Bokonge, Kiboto
|Equatorial belt of Africa, in particular forests of the Monzambique and Congo basin
|Medium Specific Weight
|Fresh 1150 kg/m3
|Dried 880 kg/m3
|With attention to the remarkable hardness
|Slow, some risk of deformations
|Difficult for the Hardness and abrasiveness
|Tannins prevent good adhesion
|Nailing and screwing
|It is advisable to perform the preliminary drilling of the seats