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Wenge Millettia laurentii

Wenge Millettia laurentii
Density 880 kg/m3 (variable)

Description:

Sapwood whitish, heartwood dark brown with fine, close blackish veining, giving the wood a striking appearance. A very hard and heavy wood

Working properties: Good working properties overall and glues reasonably well but can be difficult to polish. Potentially brittle in very small sizes

Physical properties:

A very dense and heavy timber. Dries slowly and requires care to prevent surface check developing during kilning.

Durability:

Durable to heartwood decay and highly resistant to preservatives.

Main uses:

Furniture, cabinet making and joinery