Botanical Name: Milletia Laurentii
Common Names: Wenge
Appearance: Heartwood is very dark brown with black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish (particularly an oil-finish) the wood can become nearly black.
Physical Properties: Grain is straight, with a very coarse texture. Low natural luster.
Working Properties: Can be difficult to work with hand and machine tools. Blunts tool edges. Sands unevenly due to differences in density between light and dark areas. Very splintery—care must be used when handling unfinished wood with bare hands, as splinters have an increased risk of infection. Very large pores can be difficult to fill if a perfectly smooth/level finish is desired.
Uses: Veneer, paneling, furniture, turned objects, and musical instruments.Click to view the Columbia Formaldehyde and Wood Dust MSDS Sheet
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