Panga Panga (Millettia stuhlmannii)

Panga panga Wood Details (Know Your Wood)

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a very dark brown with black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish (particularly an oil-finish) the wood can become nearly black.

Workability: Can be difficult to work with hand and power tools. Blunts tool edges. Can sand unevenly due to differences in density between light and dark areas. Can easily get splinters when handling this wood, which tend to go septic.Panga Panga has a faint, slightly bitter scent when being worked.

Grain/Texture: Has a straight grain and a coarse texture. Panga Panga also has very large pores that can present a challenge to fill if a perfectly smooth/leveled finish is desired.

Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; large pores in no specific arrangement; solitary and radial multiples of 2-3; brown or yellow deposits occasionally present; growth rings distinct; rays not visible without lens; parenchyma aliform to confluent, with wide bands of parenchyma (seemingly marginal) typically as thick as the pores.

Rot Resistance:Very durable, and resistant to termite attack.

Common Uses: Panga Panga and Wenge can both be dark enough to be used as substitutes for ebony.

Comments: Panga Panga is very similar in working properties and appearance to Wenge, and it’s not uncommon for the two species to be used and mixed interchangeably.

Panga Panga (Millettia stuhlmannii): Available in Logs/Customised Form

Product Details

Common Name(s):Panga Panga

Scientific Name:Millettia stuhlmannii


Tree Size:60-90 ft (18-27 m) tall, 3-4 ft (1-1.2 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight:54 lbs/ft3 (870 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC):.72, .87

Janka Hardness:1,640 lbf (7,310 N)

Modulus of Rupture:19,020 lbf/in2 (131.2 MPa)

Elastic Modulus:2,281,000 lbf/in2 (15.73 GPa)

Crushing Strength:10,890 lbf/in2 (75.1 MPa)

Shrinkage:Radial: 3.9%, Tangential: 6.6%,

Volumetric: 10.5%, T/R Ratio: 1.7

Shipping Details

  • Available in Logs/Swan Boules/Lumber/Customised Form

  • Loading Port; Douala/Mombassa

  • Avg Lengh : – Around 12 Meter Max. (if loading is in containers)

  • One Container we can load around 19 to 22CBM.

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