WENGE - Millettia laurentii


NAME: Wenge
BOTANICAL NAME: Millettia laurentii
ALSO KNOWN AS: Panga panga, Awoung, Dikela, Mibotu, Bokonge, Tshikalakala
RANGE: Southern regions of Tanzania, Mozambique and the Congo
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: Extremely hard, strong and stable
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Wenge works well with power tools. Blades must be kept sharp. Must pre-drill for fasteners. When filled, it can be brought to a nice finish.
USES: Flooring, interior or exterior joinery, turnery, veneers, cabinetry and carving.