Species: Wenge


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Wenge
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Awoung, Awong, Wenge, Panga-panga, Jambire, Mpande,
Scientific name(s)
Millettia Laurentii, Millettia Stuhlmannii,
Typical use
Flooring, Sliced veneer, Interior joinery, Sculpture, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Current furniture or furniture components, Exterior joinery, Exterior panelling, Turned goods,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Dark Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:85 (+/- 15) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,87 (+/- 0,08)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:144 (+/- 43) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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