Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$568.00 /Pack

1-2 $568.00
3+ $511.20 /Pack (10% off)
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hardwood lumber sizes
Bubinga lumber pack comes with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect:
13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

48" to 84" Lengths

Lengths will vary within this range.

A 20 board foot Project Pack is a great way to buy some lumber because they're simple and we stand behind them with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. A Project Pack includes a total of 20 board feet of our hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of widths (typically between 4'' and 10''), and lengths (between 4' and 8'). Purchase a Project Pack when you need enough wood to make a medium sized project like a coffee table or cabinet. As usual, all the lumber is surfaced on two sides (S2S), and kiln dried.

About Bubinga (Guibourtia tessmannii)

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 psi)
Density

0.88

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

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

map of where Bubinga tree grows
Bubinga is an exotic wood from Africa

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
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.
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, cutting boards, guitars, musical instruments

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.5
out of 5
5 (8)
4 (2)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
90.9%
4.5
out of 5
5 (8)
4 (2)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
90.9%
11 Total Reviews
March 11, 2019
5 out of 5
Gorgeous Wood
Review by  Nate from Washington, DC
This was my first online wood order, and I wouldn't have purchased something so expensive if the site weren't so helpful and all the reviews weren't so positive. But I fell in love with the way bubinga looked, and took the plunge and ordered it for a large custom pipe shelf project. The wood that arrived was beautiful; bubinga's purple color and high-contrast figure is as good in person as it is online. And the boards I received were very high quality, except for one that had enough twist that I was worried about its usability as a shelf. I tentatively replied to an email asking if I were satisfied with the order, and was told that they'd replace the board and would be happy to sell me the one with the twist if it were useful to me for a very low price. That's a great outcome. Working with the wood has been pretty easy, though I've gotten some burn marks on my rip cuts. From chatting with people more experienced than I am, that's hard to avoid with very hard wood. And hopefully those will sand off pretty well.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 24, 2016
5 out of 5
Bubinga, 4/4 project pack, all longer than 8 ft
Review by  Anonymous 
Wonderful wood, all boards have length of 8ft, some are nearly a foot wide. Very nice.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 28, 2012
5 out of 5
Bubinga furniture project
Review by  SS from Payson, AZ USA
This wood is amazing, and the service from Woodworkers Source was exceptional. It was delivered in superbly packaged materials, to Northern Arizona in 2 days! The wood itself is wonderful. Out of 100 board feet of material, there were only 1-2 boards that had more than 1/4 inch warp or twist over their full lengths. The selection made included mostly wide boards, so that was very helpful for my project! If you haven't tried Bubinga, it is amazing. Tight grained and often difficult to even tell grain direction. However, it sands wonderfully, and a clear finish reveals an almost 3 dimensional glow to this wood. Have fun with it!
Recommended
July 21, 2012
5 out of 5
Bubinga Bedroom Set
Review by  John Fleming from ,
As usual, the lumber from Woodworkers Source was excelent. I have ordered sepele, volador, cherry, African mahogany, Brizaliam satinwood and have yet to be disappointed with any of the lumber. I do resaw a lot of the lumber for doing lamanating. Jewelery boxes are a favotire of mine, especially done on the bandsaw.Once my bedroom is done, I hope to post a few pictures.
Recommended
April 20, 2012
4 out of 5
Somebody blinked
Review by  Bill from Camden, DE US
I was surprised to find a twisted board in my last pack of bubinga. Surprised because this is a first from WW Source. I was able to cut it into shorter pieces, so most will be useable in a project. Then, I'll be turning some bubinga pens. The rest of the order was, as usual, above average. I hope the guys picking my 60bf of walnut today got a good night's sleep last night. :-) WW Source is still my favorite lumber store.
Recommended
March 7, 2011
5 out of 5
Bubinga
Review by  bas from Vestavia Hills, AL United States
I was quite pleased with the wood I received. I don't think I would have picked any better boards if I had been in the store myself! There was even one or two heavily figured boards included. Thanks
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