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Weight9999 lbs
Dimensions9999 × 999 × 9999 cm

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1", 1.25", 2"


(Guibourtia spp)
Equatorial Africa


Heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw colour and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Bubinga is very frequently seen with a variety of figure, including, flamed, waterfall, quilted, mottled, etc. Grain is straight to interlocked. Has a uniform fine to medium texture and moderate natural lustre.

Easy to work overall, though depending upon the species Bubinga can have silica present, which can prematurely dull cutting edges. Also, on pieces with figured or interlocking grain, tear out can occur during planing or other machining operations. Gluing can occasionally be problematic due to bubinga’s high density and natural oils. Turns and finishes well. Janka hardness of 2,410.

Common Uses: Veneer, inlays, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings, and other specialty items. Since bubinga trees can grow so large, natural-edge slabs of the wood have also been used in tabletops and other specialized projects.


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