Bubinga » Guibourtia tessmannii

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

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
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)

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


Bubinga Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Bubinga Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Bubinga 4/4 Lumber

Bubinga 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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4.375
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$22.99 /Bd. Ft.
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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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4.778
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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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4.556
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$21.00 /ea.
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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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$293.99 /ea.
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Bubinga Pen Blanks

Bubinga Pen Blanks


$2.00 /ea.
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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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4
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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"


$14.00 /ea.
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Bubinga Cutting Board Strips

Bubinga Cutting Board Strips


$21.00 /ea.
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