WENGE
Millettia laurentii

Hailing from Central Africa, this dark grainy wood is strong, hard, dense, and stable. While it does not possess the pure black of Gabon ebony, wenge is nonetheless among the darkest natural woods to be found anywhere. Exotic and striking, it is very popular in decorative usage for its unique, wild look and distinctive character.


Wenge is classified endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. For more information, see our page on Wood Sourcing Ethics.