Common Names: Wenge

Region: Central Africa

Janka Hardness: 1,930 lbf

Description: Heartwood is medium brown, sometimes with a reddish or yellowish hue. Wenge can lighten when exposed to sunlight. Grain is straight with a very coarse texture. Wenge can be difficult to work with hand and machine tools. It will blunt tool edges, sands unevenly, and very splintery.

Common Uses: Paneling, furniture, turned objects, and musical instruments.