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|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||Dries easily with little degradation, although it will exude gum. Stable in use.|
|USES||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.|