Wenge is a uniform dark chocolate brown color that is used primarily
where a bold dark color or contrasting light and dark accent strips are
When freshly cut, the heartwood of wenge is a yellow-brown color, but
then in a few months it darkens to a deep, uniform brown, almost black,
with alternate layers of light and dark tissue, forming a decorative
figure. Wenge, once aged is very uniform in color.
Color Change: Wenge exhibits
a large degree of color change with pronounced darkening from the
yellowish color it is when freshly milled to a deep chocolate/black
brown when aged. This process happens within a few months.
coarse-textured wood has a straight grain.
Water based finishes work well, but some oil finishes may not dry well
when applied to this wood.
Characteristics: Wenge is very
hard, heavy, and durable, with an excellent dimensional stability.