Wenge

Wenge
Wenge
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Sapwood whitish, heartwood dark brown with fine, close blackish veining, giving the wood a handsome appearance. A very hard and heavy wood, it weighs about 880 kg/m3 when dried (panga panga is slightly lighter in weight at 800 kg/m3). Straight grained, it has a rather coarse texture.
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Purpleheart
Purpleheart
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The sapwood is creamy white to light pinkish cinnamon streaked with light brown, from 50mm to 100mm wide, and sharply demarcated from the heartwood which is most often recognised for its unusual colouring. It is greyish-purple when freshly cut. later becoming a violet purple to deep purple through an oxidation...
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Kempas
Kempas
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The sapwood is well defined, white to pale yellow in colour, and about 50mm wide in large trees. The heartwood is brick-red when freshly sawn, weathering to orange-red speckled by veins of hard, stone-like tissue, usually about 6mm wide, and may extend for one metre or more in the direction...
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