Wenge Veneer

Quartered Wenge veneer Crown Wenge veneer

Wenge is also known as Panga Panga, Awong and Mpande. It is found in southern regions of Tanzania and Mozambique, in open forests. Wenge occurs in the Congo region in periodically inundated swampy forests.

Wenge sapwood is pale yellow or whitish in colour, and clearly demarcated from the heartwood, which is dark brown to almost black, with fine, closely spaced, very dark veins and white lines. The combination of light bands against the dark wood with black streaks gives Wenge a very attractive appearance and colour variation between flitches is moderate.

The grain of Wenge veneer is fairly straight to slightly roey and the wood is coarse in texture.

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