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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.

Buy Bubinga Hardwood Sample

Bubinga Hardwood Sample
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$15.99 /Board Feet

Buy Bubinga 4/4 Lumber

Bubinga 4/4 Lumber
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$204.00 /Pack

Buy Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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$379.00 /Pack

Buy Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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On sale! 20% off
Reg. Price $15.00
$12.00 /ea.

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''
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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
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$72.99 /ea.

Buy Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
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  • 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual s ...
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$144.99 /ea.

Buy Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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$2.00 /ea.

Buy Bubinga Pen Blanks

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