Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterFine 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 RangeLight red or violet with fairly evenly spaced purple stripes
Other NamesAkume, Bingbinga, Bubinga, Essingang, Kevazingo, Ovang, Waka
Some Typical UsesFurniture, turning, decorative items, veneer, high end furniture and millwork, musical instruments, flooring, cutting boards, guitars, musical instruments
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 Africa
4.58lbs /Bd. Ft.
2628Janka Rating (?)
0.88Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Bubinga:
Ease of Finishing