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Wenge Countertops

Mar 13, 2014

Wenge Countertops have an extremely attractive appearance due to the strong grain and subtle color variation. The beauty of Wenge Countertops is their ability to be the centerpiece of any kitchen style. Wenge has a Janka Hardness Scale of 1510.

Wenge Countertops crafted by Grothouse

Wenge Wood Countertops custom crafted by Grothouse

Wenge Countertops | Constructions

Wenge Countertops can be made in three construction styles: Flat Grain Construction (also known as Wide Plank), Edge Grain Construction, and End Grain Construction (also known as Butcher Block). Wenge Wood Countertops made of all three construction styles are used in many different style kitchens.

Pictured below is a Wenge Wood Countertop made in Edge grain construction. This Wenge countertop was designed by The Shadowlight Group for this traditional style kitchen. The first thing you see when you look at this space is the Wenge countertop.

Wenge Countertops designed by The Shadowlight Group

Wenge Wood Countertop designed by The Shadowlight Group

Venegas and Company LLC designed the Flat Grain Wenge Counter pictured below. This counter is part of a contemporary style display. The counter is Hand Planed distressed and contains a custom seam miter. You can add this display to your ideabook on Houzz and like it on Facebook!

Custom Wenge Wood Counter design by Venegas and Company

Wenge Wood Counter designed by Venegas and Company

The Showcase Kitchens design seen below won the SUB-ZERO WOLF Best of the Best, Kitchen Design Competition 2010-2012 for the NY-NJ region. This kitchen includes a Wenge Butcher Block Countertop. The kitchen includes a Range-craft stainless steel hood and the absolute best Wolf and Sub Zero appliances.

Wenge Butcher Block designed by Showcase Kitchens

Wenge Butcher Block Countertop designed by Showcase Kitchens

Renowned kitchen designer Mick De Giulio included Flat Grain Wenge Counters for the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2012, as seen below. The white island cabinetry is complimented by Wenge wood countertops in this transitional style kitchen.  Mick De Giulio designed the counters to provide a warm seating area for this large kitchen island.

Wenge Wood Counters designed by Mick De Giulio for Kitchen of the Year

Wenge Wood Counters designed by Mick De Giulio for the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2012.

Wenge Countertops | Facts

Wenge originates in Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Tanzania, and Mozambique in Africa. Wenge is typically used for furniture, but can also be used for violin bows, block and strip flooring, boat building, and construction work.  Wenge is available FSC certified.

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