Wood of the Month: Wenge


Image via Houzz, SLIC Interiors

If you have opened up a furniture catalog or design magazine lately, you have seen many wooden pieces in an espresso finish. The finish often covers wenge wood or is meant to emulate wenge. The image above, via Houzz, was designed by SLIC interiors with solid wenge panelling.

Wenge is a tropical timber that is heavy and hard. Wenge is the product of Millettia laurentii, a legume tree found in Africa. The subtle grain of wenge has few knots and goes well with modern interior design schemes.

When crafting wenge, wear protective gloves and goggles top protect from dust that can irritate skin and eyes.


Find wenge and many other woodworking supplies at Schutte Lumber in Kansas City. Call us at 888.470.4181 to see if we have what you are looking for or for guidance from one of our knowledgeable staff members. 

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