$21.95 BF (Board Foot)
Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Bubinga is very frequently seen with a variety of figure, including pommele, flamed, waterfall, quilted, mottled, etc.
Workability: 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, tearout 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.
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.
Origin of Wood Type West Coast Africa
Botanical Name Guibourtia demeusei
Specific Gravity 0.88
Avg. Weight Per BF 5 lb/ bf
Color Range Red – Brown
Rarity / Availability Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 15″, flitches can be found up to 67″ wide
Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 16′, can be found up to 20′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Wood Turning, Gunstocks, Wood Carving, Veneer and many other uses
Lumber Grades FAS, Quartersawn, Quartersawn (Figured), Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer
Other Trade Names African Rosewood, Kevasingo, Cssingang
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