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Hardwood Lumber Identifier
Extensive information on domestic & exotic hardwoods.


bubinga lumber
DESCRIPTION Bubinga is medium red-brown with lighter red to purple veining. Grain is straight to interlocked. It's texture moderately coarse but even.
Weight varies from about 50lbs to 60lbs per cu. ft.
Africa, Central Africa
BOTANICAL NAME Guibourtia Demeusei
OTHER NAMES African Rosewood, Essingang, Buvenga
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES Low steam bending characteristics and exudation of gum pockets can be troublesome.
WORKING PROPERTIES Works easily with hand or power tools. Reduced cutting angle recommended for interlocked grain. Moderate to severe blunting of cutters. Pre-drilling required for nailing. Gluing can be difficult due to gum pockets. Stains easily and can be brought to an excellent finish.
DURABILITY Moderately durable. Susceptible to attack by common furniture beetle. Heartwood is resistant to preservative treatment. Sapwood is permeable.
SEASONING Bubinga dries easily with little degradation, although it will exude gum. Stable in use.
USES Bubinga wood is primarily used as a veneer for cabinetwork, furniture, and paneling. Also used for knife handles, and fancy goods.
COMMENTS Rotary cut veneer is known as "Kevasingo" and has wild, swirling, veined figure.

Bubinga Lumber

janka hardness: 1980
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Small Quantities: $12.00
200+ bd ft: $11.00
500+ bd ft: Call for Pricing


Small Quantities: $13.00
200+ bd ft: $12.00
500+ bd ft: Call for Pricing
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Additional Photos

bubinga lumber boards
Above:  A picture of some of our Bubinga wood stock.  It always has great figure.  Long length & width are typical in this specie.