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Forum topic by Andre posted 10-19-2019 04:43 PM 449 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andre

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10-19-2019 04:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wenge

Was at a local wood place and came home with a couple of pieces of White Wenge, have never seen, nor even heard of it? Curious if anyone on here has seen/worked with it, has all the same crappy qualities of the regular dark stuff, I have the splinters to proof!
Not overly expensive by local standards, $12 b/f CAN. 8/4 rift cut. They had some Bocote, $83 b/f shorts.(+tax)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.


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#1 posted 10-19-2019 05:09 PM

Post some pictures. Never hear of it.

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#2 posted 10-19-2019 05:15 PM

Lati is the name I’ve heard for it. pretty nice stuff, enjoy it

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#3 posted 10-19-2019 07:42 PM

I’ve seen it at Windsor Plywood in Saskatoon at about the same price. Never used it though.

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#4 posted 10-19-2019 07:58 PM

Lati, on the wood data base is a match. New someone would know:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 10-20-2019 02:06 AM

interesting new to me too,thanks for the info andre.

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#6 posted 10-20-2019 06:22 AM

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#7 posted 10-20-2019 12:48 PM

White wenge seams to be a different species with a similar grain pattern to wenge. Below is the information to compare the difference. Wenge is a little harder and heavier.

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Wenge (Millettia laurentii)

Common Name(s): Wenge
Scientific Name: Millettia laurentii
Distribution: Central Africa
Tree Size: 60-90 ft (18-27 m) tall, 3-4 ft (1-1.2 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 54 lbs/ft3 (870 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .72, .87
Janka Hardness: 1,930 lbf (8,600 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 21,990 lbf/in2 (151.7 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 2,550,000 lbf/in2 (17.59 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 11,710 lbf/in2 (80.7 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.8%, Tangential: 8.1%, Volumetric: 12.9%, T/R Ratio: 1.7
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Lati (Amphimas pterocarpoides)

Common Name(s): Lati, White Wenge, Yaya
Scientific Name: Amphimas pterocarpoides
Distribution: Western and central Africa
Tree Size: 100-150 ft (30-46 m) tall, 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 49 lbs/ft3 (785 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .58, .78
Janka Hardness: 1,200 lbf (5,340 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 18,460 lbf/in2 (127.3 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 2,147,000 lbf/in2 (14.81 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 9,070 lbf/in2 (62.5 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 6.2%, Tangential: 10.6%, Volumetric: 16.8%, T/R Ratio: 1.7

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#8 posted 10-20-2019 05:24 PM



Lati at Wood Database

Lati with pics at Hobbit House

- therealSteveN

That Pen caught my attention, I wonder how many pens can be made from 10 bf ?
I turned one from Teak which to date is probable among my top 3!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#9 posted 10-22-2019 06:08 AM

You would be tired of looking at Lati by the time ya got 1/2 way through them.

I saw that, and was thinking if it is that kind of showy, that is something to look for to do accents with. I would think that is quarter sawn, but further up they are talking about the 2 veneers labeled U7 1 and 2 as being flat sawn. I see box lids, drawer fronts…...

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