Hardwood Lumber IdentifierExtensive information on domestic & exotic hardwoods.
|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.|
Below are some pictures of our Bubinga wood stock. Bubinga always has great figure. Long length & width are typical in this specie.