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Water Damage Wood Floor Specialists
Providing high quality repairs, refinishing, or replacement of your wood floor system.
We are your advocate and we work for you, not the insurance company.
The insurance company’s contractors work for and are paid by the insurance company.
“You have the right to have your home repaired by the repair person of your choice”.
“You have the right to reject any settlement amount including any unfair valuation offered by the insurance company”.
Let Boatright Hardwood Floors guide you through the process to put your home back together.
Wenge
Panga-panga, Millettia spp.
Appearance

Color: Heartwood is yellow-brown when freshly cut, turning dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark. Sapwood is yellowish-white and clearly demarcated from heartwood.

Grain: Straight when quartersawn; coarse texture.

Species & Grade Variations: Moderate variations in color.

Properties

Hardness (Janka): 1630 (26% harder than Northern red oak).

Dimensional Stability: Excellent (5.8; 33% more stable than red oak). However, actual installations have shown significant movement in use.

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Difficult due to rapid dulling of tools; carbide tooling recommended.

Sanding: Moderately difficult. Particular attention should be paid to removing the scratches from the previous sanding.

Suggested Sequence:

  • First Cut: 50 at a 7-15 degree angle with the grain
  • Second Cut: 60 straight with the grain
  • Third Cut: 80 or 100
  • Hard Plate: 100
  • Screen: 100 or 120

Nailing: No known problems.

Finishing: Staining may be difficult.

Comments: Dermatological and respiratory allergic potential.

Origin
Africa.
Availability
Limited availability.
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Shown with water-based finish (top), and oil-based finish (bottom)
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