Wenge

Millettia Laurentii
wenge 2400
Millettia Laurentii

The clearly defined heartwood is dark brown, with very close, fine, almost black veins. The closely spaced whitish bands parenchyma give the wood a most attractive appearance. It is fairly straight grained with a coarse texture.

Properties

DENSITY 910
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 152
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 3%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 10.0
FINISH Good
DURABILITY Durable
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Fair
SPLIT RESISTANCE Fair
GLUING Fair
GROWING REGION Africa
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.74
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 16
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 6%
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Available
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER No

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