Bubinga // Guibourtia tessmannii

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.
Bubinga grows in Africa
map of where Bubinga grows
Tips & Techniques

Video Tutorial

Learn about woodworking with Bubinga
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, cutting boards, guitars, musical instruments
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.
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


Bubinga Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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Bubinga Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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Bubinga 4/4 Lumber
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Bubinga 4/4 Lumber
$24.99 /Board Feet
Bubinga 8/4 Lumber
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Bubinga 8/4 Lumber
$25.99 /Board Feet
Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
$305.00 /Pack
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Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Bubinga Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
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Bubinga Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
$33.00 ea.
Bubinga Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
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Bubinga Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
$21.00 ea.
Bubinga Cutting Board Strips
Bubinga Cutting Board Strips
$21.00 ea.
Bubinga Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll
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Bubinga Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll
$293.99 ea.
Bubinga Pen Blanks
Bubinga Pen Blanks
$2.00 ea.