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Bubinga (Botanical: Guibourtia tessmannii)

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Bubinga By The Numbers:

4.58
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
27.93% heavier than red oak
2628
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
103.72% harder than red oak
0.88
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
37.50% more dense than red oak

Bubinga Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




Video Tutorial on Bubinga

woodworking characteristics

Bubinga Wood Characteristics

Fine grained. Hard and heavy. Takes a high lustrous finish. The wood works without difficulty except for gum pockets. Some logs are figured with a wavy, roey grain.
color of Bubinga

Color Range

Light red or violet with fairly evenly spaced purple stripes
other names for Bubinga

Other Names

Akume, Bingbinga, Bubinga, Essingang, Kevazingo, Ovang, Waka
uses for Bubinga

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, turning, decorative items, veneer, high end furniture and millwork, musical instruments, flooring.
the Bubinga tree

What's the Tree Like?

A large tree reaching over 100 feet in height and trunk diameter of 36'' and clear for up to 60 feet. The Bubinga tree grows in Cameroon and Gabon, West Africa
map of where this wood grows

Bubinga Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$10.00 /ea.
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Buy Bubinga Hardwood Sample

Bubinga Hardwood Sample
  • 1/2'' actual thickness, planed and sande ...
  • Ripped to 3'' ...
  • Samples are milled on all sides, cut squ ...
$15.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Bubinga 4/4 Lumber

Bubinga 4/4 Lumber
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-12'' with the edges still rough. St ...
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$16.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Bubinga 8/4 Lumber

Bubinga 8/4 Lumber
  • 1-13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sid ...
  • 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. St ...
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$201.30 /Pack
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Buy Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight lin ...
  • Craft Packs contain clear shorts ...
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$376.00 /Pack
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Buy Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
  • Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Stra ...
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Reg. Price $15.00 20% off
$12.00 /ea.
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Buy Bubinga Turning Squares: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 18''

Bubinga Turning Squares: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 18''
  • 1-1/2'' (cut square) ...
  • 1-1/2'' ...
  • Kiln dried, clear ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
On sale for a limited time
$169.99 /ea.
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Buy Bubinga Quartered Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Bubinga Quartered Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
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$72.99 /ea.
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Buy Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual s ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
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$144.99 /ea.
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Buy Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$2.00 /ea.
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Buy Bubinga Pen Blanks

Bubinga Pen Blanks
  • 3/4'' square ...
  • 3/4'' square ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$119.95 /ea.
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Buy 4/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item #2415

4/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item #2415
  • 1 pc (4.5 bf) ...
  • 13/16'' ...
  • 9'' ...
$138.34 /ea.
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Buy 4/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item #2417

4/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item #2417
  • 1 pc (5.17 bf) ...
  • 13/16'' ...
  • 10-1/2'' ...
$144.94 /ea.
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Buy 4/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item #2420

4/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item #2420
  • 1 pc (5.5 bf) ...
  • 13/16'' ...
  • 11'' ...
$96.36 /ea.
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Buy 4/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item #2421

4/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item #2421
  • 1 pc (3.32 bf) ...
  • 13/16'' ...
  • 6-3/4'' ...