Wenge is a very striking, dark wood with a two-tone texture. Stripes caused by light brown storage cells contrast with the basic coffee-brown shade of the wood.
Trade names and other names
Available veneer thicknesses
0.56, 0.9, 1.4, 2.4 mm, other thicknesses on request.
Wenge is found from Cameroon to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Trunk and bark
Wenge reaches a height of up to 20 m, diameter up to 0.9 m.
Characteristics and wood colour
The pores of Wenge are large and scattered with fine transverse banding. Wide light storage cell bands, veining very distinct. Wenge is a decorative wood. Wenge is dark brown to coffee black with light brown stripes, the sapwood is greyish white.