Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Bubinga 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

$251.00 /Pack

1-2 $251.00
3+ $225.90 /Pack (10% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details
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$10.00 East of Mississippi River
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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?"

3" to 8" 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

24" to 46" Lengths

You get a variety of lengths with the ends trimmed.

Here's the perfect assortment of boards for your small fine woodworking projects, or when you want to try just a little bit of this wood!
 
A 10 board foot Craft Pack is simple, plus we stand behind it with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. It includes a great mix of boards that total 10 board feet of hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of sizes: from 3'' to 8'' wide, and 24'' to 48'' long. All boards come surfaced on 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16'' thick, you can choose to have the boards planed down to a different thickness if you want thin lumber.

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
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  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 article if you want the full explanation.

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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9 Total Reviews
March 13, 2017
5 out of 5
Bubinga 10 board feet (craft pack)
Review by  Anonymous 
Quick shipping and great condition! Definitely use this company again.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 26, 2014
5 out of 5
Amazing
Review by  Dave from Pelham, Alabama United States
Just absolutely beautiful stuff delivered without a scratch. Great job and a great deal, too. BdFt price-with shipping-was less than that at a recent wood show.
Recommended
February 25, 2014
5 out of 5
Great wood and awesome service
Review by  Vincent Banegas from Las cruces, NM USA
I have used buying a before on a small project and loved its workability. Just received another order of it and as I've come to expect, great cuts of wood ready to work. Can't rave enough about service guys. Between the prompt delivery, shipping status updates and humor along the way via their notification emails, every is great. Keep it going guys.
Recommended
December 10, 2012
3 out of 5
Bubinga Order
Review by  Bob H from ,
Was hoping to get 4 pieces 12 inches or so for a project; just received 3 near that width. I understand it's kind of a grab bag thing, but I was hoping to get 4 pices close to 12 inches. Wood is very nice though.
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Woodworkers Source Responds

Usually we can accommodate a request for 12" widths, especially in bubinga. All you have to do is let us know. We're happy to make a swap of the boards you got, we'll cover the shipping. orders@woodworkerssource.com
Recommended
September 18, 2012
5 out of 5
a wood project
Review by  nb from SAINT MARTINVILLE, LA - Louisiana United States
i always wanted to work with wood from other countries.. these guys make it possible for me they have a good selection to choose from. the order came very quick.. the wood was packed well and i am very happy with the 107 guys at woodworkers. the wood is selection is great..
Recommended
April 20, 2012
5 out of 5
Night Stand
Review by  Chuck from Meriden, CT 6450
This project was a breeze-the Bubinga was much easier to sand and finish than I anticipated... Highly Recommend
Recommended
9 Total Reviews
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