BUBINGA EXOTIC WOOD
Bubinga is a gorgeous African hardwood lumber. Due to its fine, tight grain and its reddish brown color, Bubinga is often referred to as “African Rosewood”. The trees can grow quite large and five foot diameter logs are not uncommon (making one piece table top slabs possible).
- Used for fine furniture and musical instruments
- Orange brown at first, oxidizing to a beautiful reddish brown
- Hard durable wood
Characteristics of Bubinga
|Origin of Wood Type||West Coast Africa|
|Botanical Name||Guibourtia demeusei|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||5 lb/ bf|
|Color Range||Red – Brown|
|Rarity / Availability||Readily Available|
|Typical Avg. Width||3″ to 15″, flitches can be found up to 67″ wide|
|Typical Avg. Length||8′ to 16′, can be found up to 20′|
|Avg. Waste Factor||0.3|
|Wood Uses||Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Wood Turning, Gunstocks, Wood Carving, Veneer and many other uses|
|Lumber Grades||FAS, Quartersawn, Quartersawn (Figured), Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer|
|Other Trade Names||African Rosewood, Kevasingo, Cssingang|
Sample Pictures of Bubinga
Note: Please keep in mind that the photos above are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.
All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denatured alcohol to help show the natural color. We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood.