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Hardwood Lumber Identifier
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Figured Bubinga

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figured 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.
COUNTRY OF
ORIGIN

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.

Figured Bubinga Lumber

janka hardness: 1980
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figured bubinga stock
Above:  A picture of some of our Figured Bubinga stock.  Exceptional figure.