DOMOTEX 2019, 11 - 14 January
Botanical Name: Millettia laurentii of the Family Leguminosae.
Common Names: Wenge, Palissandre du Congo, dikela, mibotu, bokonge, tshikalakala, awong, nsonso.
Height & Weight: Wenge and panga-panga have average heights of 20 mt, 60 cm diameters but can grow to 30 mt with 90 to 120 cm diameters. Wenge weighs between 833 and 993 Kg/m3.
Origin: Wenge grows in swampy areas in Congo Republic, rarely Zaire, Cameroon and Gaboon.
Color & Grain: Wenge is a very distinctive looking wood, with dark brown heartwood. It has very close, fine black veins and white lines, which are really closely spaced trips of parenchyma. Parenchyma is tissue composed of cells that are typically brick shaped or iso diametric. This tissue stores and distributes food to the tree. The combination of the white bands against the dark wood the black streaks gives it an attractive look. Wenge is straight grained and features a coarse texture. A heavy dense wood with straight grain and a coarse texture. Dark brown color with black veins with streaks of light brown lines.
Botanical Name: Chlorophora excels and Chlorophora regia.
Common Names: Iroko, kambala, mvule, mvulu, odum, tule, intule, moreira, ireme, framere, band, semli, ...
Botanical Name: Acer saccharum and Acer Nigrum.
Common Names: Hard maple, maple, rock maple, sugar maple, white maple.
Height & Weiqht: Some species of maple average ...
Botanical Name: Afrormosia eleta.
Common Names: Kokrodua (Ghana), Assamela (Nigeria, Congo Republic).
Height & Weight: May reach a height of 45 mt; bole somewhat ...
Botanical name: Prunus Serotina
Common name: Black cherry
Height and weight: it can reach heights of about 30 m with 35 - 50 cm trunk diameters. Specific gravity ...