West African Wenge Timber Cut to Size
From £15 inc VAT
West African Wenge is a characteristically dark brown and incredibly dense timber. Prized by furniture makers due to its attractive patterning and finish, Wenge is well regarded as a high-end option for specialist joinery.
Order cut to size West African Wenge smooth planed squared edge.
Location: Exterior, Interior
Best for: Cabinet making, Specialist Pieces, Edging
Good for painting: No
Cut to Size / Planed West African Wenge Wood
This is a wood that turns well, but it may be difficult to saw and machine, quickly blunting cutting edges. It may be difficult to glue, and will need to be pre-bored for nailing. However, Wenge timber is extremely strong and stiff, with moderate hardness and strong bending properties
Many Tropical timbers including West African Wenge may affected by the tiny Ambrosia beetle when the logs are fresh-felled and lying on Forest floor in humid climates, as soon as the log is resawn and kiln dried, the Ambrosia dies i.e. it is not continuous damaging woodworm. This is not considered a defect especially as these timbers are usually given a varnish finish which typically hides any pin marks.
Ordering West African Wenge Timber
Ordering Wenge timber cut to size from Timbersource is perfect if you need wood for furniture making, although it is also heavily utilised in turnery and joinery. When ordering Wenge timber from Timbersource, you may select between widths of around 100 - 200mm and lengths of around 2m - 3m.
Frequently Asked Questions about West African Wenge Timber
What can this timber be used for?
West African Wenge Timber is used for: Joinery - Exterior, Joinery - Interior, Flooring, General Construction Work, Panelling and many more. Sizes stocked at present are 26mm. Widths mainly 100 - 200mm and lengths 2m - 3m. Subject to availability at time of order. Zebrano available to order, minimum 1m3 per thickness.
How strong and durable is this timber?
West African Wenge is stated to have good resistance to bending and to shock.
West African Wenge is durable. The heartwood is rated as durable and resistant to termite attack. The heartwood is extremely resistant to impregnation and the sapwood is moderately resistant to permeable.
What are its physical properties?
West African Wenge is reported to be easy to work with but is difficult to polish. It is high in strength, stiffness and weight properties; it is moderate in hardness and has good bending properties.
West African Wenge Tips
Timbersource usually aims to dispatch orders within 5 working days for most requirements. We will endeavour to complete your order ahead of schedule.
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