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Beautiful Bubinga...

Gorgeous colors with chatoyance aplenty

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Welcome to Rare Woods USA, situated in the picturesque Lakes and Mountains region of Western Maine.  We’d love to welcome you in person, but if a visit to the vacation state seems more like a dream than a possibility, then we invite you to visit our online shop to enjoy the Rare Woods virtual shopping experience.

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WOOD OF THE WEEK

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Bubinga
Bubinga Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

As most of you already know, this is an extremely popular African import. Found across equatorial Africa, there are multiple species of the Guibourtia genus that are known as Bubinga, so colors and aesthetics can vary dramatically. A variety of different, quite stunning figures often decorate its grains (pommelle, waterfall, mottled and wildly flamed). The base color of Bubinga can range from a lighter pinkish red to light- to medium-brown. Trees can grow to towering proportions, so the larger specimens are often cut into large, live-edge slabs.

Bubinga is well known for its use as a Rosewood substitute. Ironically, the more strikingly figured examples of Bubinga with pommelle or waterfall figuring can fetch prices greatly eclipsing typical rosewood price thresholds. This wood has become hugely popular and is constantly in demand with veneer mills & furniture craftsmen who love building desks and conference tables with the often stunning, huge slabs and progressive guitar luthiers.

Its nickname, “African Rosewood,” can be very misleading, as the wood is not of the Dalbergia species, and not all wood sold as “African Rosewood” is Bubinga (or is even of the Guibourtia species).

Bubinga Lumber @ Rare Woods USA
Main Color GroupReddish
Grain Pattern Pronounced
Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT356
Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3890
Janka Hardness - LBF2410
Janka Hardness - N10720

BROWSE THOUSANDS OF LUMBER PRODUCTS

Individual Pieces
Mahogany – Brazilian

Knots, bark inclusion.

MOGBRAZ1105
42.63 × 9.75 × 2 in

Knots, bark inclusion.

$100.00

Mahogany – Brazilian

Knots, bark inclusion.

MOGBRAZ1105
42.63 × 9.75 × 2 in

$100.00

Mahogany – Brazilian
MOGBRAZ1105
42.63 × 9.75 × 2 in

$100.00

Basswood
Knot one face with wane on one edge.
BASS1013
31 × 11 × 1.875 in

Knot one face with wane on one edge.

$61.76

Basswood
Knot one face with wane on one edge.
BASS1013
31 × 11 × 1.875 in

$61.76

Basswood
BASS1013
31 × 11 × 1.875 in

$61.76

Satinwood – East Indian (Figured)

Light checks. Tiny knot near end.

SATINEI1061
34 × 4.13 × 0.94 in

Light checks. Tiny knot near end.

$48.22

Satinwood – East Indian (Figured)

Light checks. Tiny knot near end.

SATINEI1061
34 × 4.13 × 0.94 in

$48.22

Satinwood – East Indian (Figured)
SATINEI1061
34 × 4.13 × 0.94 in

$48.22

Lignum Vitae – Argentine

Knots. Checks.

LIGVITA1043
17.25 × 3 × 2.88 in

Knots. Checks.

$85.76

Lignum Vitae – Argentine

Knots. Checks.

LIGVITA1043
17.25 × 3 × 2.88 in

$85.76

Lignum Vitae – Argentine
LIGVITA1043
17.25 × 3 × 2.88 in

$85.76

Jelutong

Defect on edge, checks, pitch pockets.

JELUT1127
38.75 × 12 × 2.88 in

Defect on edge, checks, pitch pockets.

$127.63

Jelutong

Defect on edge, checks, pitch pockets.

JELUT1127
38.75 × 12 × 2.88 in

$127.63

Jelutong
JELUT1127
38.75 × 12 × 2.88 in

$127.63

Pre-cut Sizes
Bagpipe Set – African Blackwood
African Blackwood Bagpipe Set - Instrument Grade. 14 Pieces (metric mm / +- imperial inches): 1 of 54 x 54 x 305 /  2 x 2 x 12 2 of 51 x 51 x 205 / 2 x 2 x 8 1 of 38 x 38 x 385 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 15 1 of 47 x 47 x 310 / 2 x 2 x 12 1 of 47 x 47 x 195 / 2 x 2 x 8 2 of 47 x 47 x 160 / 2 x 2 x 6 1 of 47 x 47 x 125 / 2 x 2 x 5 1 of 47 x 47 x 115 / 2 x 2 x 4.5 1 of 38 x 38 x 310 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 12 1 of 38 x 38 x 245 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 10 2 of 38 x 38 x 220 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 9
BAGPBLAF1001
15 × 10 × 10 in

African Blackwood Bagpipe Set – Instrument Grade.

14 Pieces (metric mm / +- imperial inches):

1 of 54 x 54 x 305 /  2 x 2 x 12

2 of 51 x 51 x 205 / 2 x 2 x 8

1 of 38 x 38 x 385 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 15

1 of 47 x 47 x 310 / 2 x 2 x 12

1 of 47 x 47 x 195 / 2 x 2 x 8

2 of 47 x 47 x 160 / 2 x 2 x 6

1 of 47 x 47 x 125 / 2 x 2 x 5

1 of 47 x 47 x 115 / 2 x 2 x 4.5

1 of 38 x 38 x 310 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 12

1 of 38 x 38 x 245 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 10

2 of 38 x 38 x 220 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 9

$450.00

Bagpipe Set – African Blackwood
African Blackwood Bagpipe Set - Instrument Grade. 14 Pieces (metric mm / +- imperial inches): 1 of 54 x 54 x 305 /  2 x 2 x 12 2 of 51 x 51 x 205 / 2 x 2 x 8 1 of 38 x 38 x 385 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 15 1 of 47 x 47 x 310 / 2 x 2 x 12 1 of 47 x 47 x 195 / 2 x 2 x 8 2 of 47 x 47 x 160 / 2 x 2 x 6 1 of 47 x 47 x 125 / 2 x 2 x 5 1 of 47 x 47 x 115 / 2 x 2 x 4.5 1 of 38 x 38 x 310 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 12 1 of 38 x 38 x 245 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 10 2 of 38 x 38 x 220 / 1.5 x 1.5 x 9
BAGPBLAF1001
15 × 10 × 10 in

$450.00

Bagpipe Set – African Blackwood
BAGPBLAF1001
15 × 10 × 10 in

$450.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
Clear.
BACKROSEEI0277
21.56 × 8 × 0.2 in

Clear.

$55.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
Clear.
BACKROSEEI0277
21.56 × 8 × 0.2 in

$55.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
BACKROSEEI0277
21.56 × 8 × 0.2 in

$55.00

Blackwood – African (B Squares – 1.5×23.5)
4-piece pack: B Grade African Blackwood Turning Squares. Rough Dimensions: 1.5x1.5x23.5" - can occasionally be a bit undersized or oversized. 50% cheaper than our A grade price. Pieces might have wane, sap, rot, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality, but are still very usable. We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
BLAFSQB4001
23.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

4-piece pack: B Grade African Blackwood Turning Squares.
Rough Dimensions: 1.5×1.5×23.5″ – can occasionally be a bit undersized or oversized.
50% cheaper than our A grade price.
Pieces might have wane, sap, rot, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality, but are still very usable.
We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.

$98.00

Blackwood – African (B Squares – 1.5×23.5)
4-piece pack: B Grade African Blackwood Turning Squares. Rough Dimensions: 1.5x1.5x23.5" - can occasionally be a bit undersized or oversized. 50% cheaper than our A grade price. Pieces might have wane, sap, rot, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality, but are still very usable. We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
BLAFSQB4001
23.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$98.00

Blackwood – African (B Squares – 1.5×23.5)
BLAFSQB4001
23.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$98.00

Turning Squares – Cedrorana
Our Cedrorana/Tornillo turning squares are good quality 1.5x1.5x21 spindles. You get discounts at 5, 10 and 20 pieces. The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.  You won't typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the lumber looks like.
CEDRO_1.5X1.5X21_EA
21 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Our Cedrorana/Tornillo turning squares are good quality 1.5×1.5×21 spindles.

You get discounts at 5, 10 and 20 pieces.

The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.  You won’t typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the lumber looks like.

$3.00

Turning Squares – Cedrorana
Our Cedrorana/Tornillo turning squares are good quality 1.5x1.5x21 spindles. You get discounts at 5, 10 and 20 pieces. The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.  You won't typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the lumber looks like.
CEDRO_1.5X1.5X21_EA
21 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$3.00

Turning Squares – Cedrorana
CEDRO_1.5X1.5X21_EA
21 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$3.00

“ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!” We stopped for our first time today , it’s just a couple miles off the route we take from Northern NY State to Maine . All I can say is Wow !! The variety, quantity and quality is the best I’ve ever seen. Our car was loaded with vacation gear so I was limited on size and amount I could buy . I got a beautiful board of Birdseye maple and two 1.5 by 1.5 by 12 inch staves of olive wood . I’ll surely make a point of stopping every time I’m through the area in the future .

GARY PIERCE

Gift Cards

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Choose your amount (minimum $40), recipient, delivery date and write a poetic message, and we’ll deliver it to his/her inbox automatically!

Can be used online or in-store.

Lumber Packs