Bubinga » Guibourtia tessmannii

Why Bubinga?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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
Weight

4.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
27.93% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2628

Janka Rating (?)
103.72% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.88

Specific Gravity (?)
37.50% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Bubinga:

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

Video Tutorial

Learn about woodworking with Bubinga

Bubinga Hardwood Sample
Bubinga Hardwood Sample
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5
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Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: Ripped to 3''
wood of the month

$10.00 /ea.

Bubinga 4/4 Lumber
Bubinga 4/4 Lumber
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4.25
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Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-12'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$18.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Bubinga 8/4 Lumber
Bubinga 8/4 Lumber
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5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$19.99 /Bd. Ft.

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Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
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4.75
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Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$239.00 /Pack

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Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
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4.444
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$442.00 /Pack

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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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5
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Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 1-1/2''

$15.00 /ea.

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Bubinga Quartered Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$169.99 /ea.

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Bubinga Pen Blanks
Bubinga Pen Blanks
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  • Width: 3/4'' square

$2.00 /ea.

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