Wenge - 3/4" x 3" x 36"
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Wenge (Millettia laurentii) is very dark brown in color with very close, straight grain and fine black veins. Wenge is a dense exotic wood with excellent strength and hardness properties. It works well with hand and machine tools, though there is a slight blunting effect on cutting...
- Dark brown with very close, straight grain and fine black veins
- Excellent turning stock
- Accepts clear finishes if the surface is wiped with a fast-drying solvent like acetone
- Native to Africa
- Thickness: 3/4"
- Width: 3"
- Length: 36"
- (1) Wenge - 3/4" x 3" x 36" - Dimensional Lumber
- Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
- Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
- Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
- Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
- Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
- Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.
I ordered a piece for a project I had been looking forward to working on. I had previously bought a mixed set of thin stock that had a piece of Wenge and really liked the striking grain pattern. I thought this would work great on my project. I considered buying more thin stock or even looking for veneer but having found this I thought using a solid piece would be the superior choice. The piece I received is a an extreme disappointment. Whomever processed the piece I received completely screwed up. It appears that the wood was quartersawn. The normally striking pattern is only visible on the edge grain sides. The face sides are full of "pits" that will need to be filled to make the surface reasonable for use. This completely ruins the point of buying a nice piece of exotic wood. I will still use the piece but will have to determine how I will draw out the limited grain pattern that is visible.
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