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, 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. The Bubinga tree grows in 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 psi)
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

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Bubinga Hardwood Sample

Bubinga Hardwood Sample

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Bubinga 4/4 Lumber

Bubinga 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Bubinga 8/4 Lumber

Bubinga 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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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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Bubinga 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

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

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Bubinga Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18''

Bubinga Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18''

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Bubinga Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Bubinga Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

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Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

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Bubinga Rotary / Kewazinga Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll
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Bubinga Pen Blanks

Bubinga Pen Blanks


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Bubinga Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

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 12"

Bubinga Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


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1 3/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item # 3806

1 3/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item # 3806


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1 3/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item # 3808

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1 3/4 Figured Bubinga, Unique Item # 3810

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