Wenge wood has excellent strength and hardness properties, and come in shades dark enough to be used as a substitute for ebony wood. Heartwood is medium brown, sometimes with a reddish or yellowish hue, with streaks that are almost black. The grain is straight, with a very coarse texture.
Found in Central Africa.
Veneer, panelling, furniture, turned objects, and musical instruments.
Wenge is a very durable wood, and is resistant to termite attacks.