Wenge Wood Countertops and Table Tops


General Description:

Wenge is a uniform dark chocolate brown color that is often used where a bold dark color or contrasting light and dark accent strips are desired.

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When freshly cut, the heartwood of wenge is a yellow-brown color, but then in a few months it darkens to a deep, uniform brown, almost black, with alternate layers of light and dark tissue, forming a decorative figure. Wenge, once aged is very uniform in color.

Color Change:

Wenge exhibits a large degree of color change with pronounced darkening from the yellowish color it is when freshly milled to a deep chocolate/black brown when aged. This process happens within a few months.


This coarse-textured wood has a straight grain.


Wenge is very hard, heavy, and durable, with an excellent dimensional stability.


Water based finishes work well, but some oil finishes may not dry well when applied to this wood.