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Beautiful Bubinga...

Gorgeous colors with chatoyance aplenty

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Wholesale stock available too
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From pen blanks to African Blackwood logs
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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.

SPECIES

View our extensive selection of over 100 species and lumber products for sale

CLIENT CREATIONS

Browse our Client Creation gallery to explore a variety of lumber and projects

WOODWORKER SESSIONS

Here we hope to discover more about what makes our woodworkers tick

WOOD OF THE WEEK

15% off - this week only

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
Satinwood – East Indian

Smal wane

SATINEI1077
37.88 × 5.88 × 0.94 in

Smal wane

$60.09

Satinwood – East Indian

Smal wane

SATINEI1077
37.88 × 5.88 × 0.94 in

$60.09

Satinwood – East Indian
SATINEI1077
37.88 × 5.88 × 0.94 in

$60.09

Rosewood – Patagonian
End check.
ROSEPAT1007
61.88 × 14 × 1.25 in

End check.

$294.82

Rosewood – Patagonian
End check.
ROSEPAT1007
61.88 × 14 × 1.25 in

$294.82

Rosewood – Patagonian
ROSEPAT1007
61.88 × 14 × 1.25 in

$294.82

Cedar – Alaskan

(1) Check

CEDARALAS1094
35.88 × 6 × 1.81 in

(1) Check

$56.12

Cedar – Alaskan

(1) Check

CEDARALAS1094
35.88 × 6 × 1.81 in

$56.12

Cedar – Alaskan
CEDARALAS1094
35.88 × 6 × 1.81 in

$56.12

Shedua
Worm holes one face.
SHED1005
42.9 × 6 × 1.562 in

Worm holes one face.

$108.34

Shedua
Worm holes one face.
SHED1005
42.9 × 6 × 1.562 in

$108.34

Shedua
SHED1005
42.9 × 6 × 1.562 in

$108.34

Rosewood – African

Defect on edge.

ROSEAF1089
45 × 4 × 1 in

Defect on edge.

$20.12

Rosewood – African

Defect on edge.

ROSEAF1089
45 × 4 × 1 in

$20.12

Rosewood – African
ROSEAF1089
45 × 4 × 1 in

$20.12

Pre-cut Sizes
Fingerboard – Maple Curly
Curly Maple Fingerboard 21" x 3.0" x 0.30" (minimum) Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items Photographs are representative of what you will receive
FINGERMAPCURL1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

Curly Maple Fingerboard

21″ x 3.0″ x 0.30″ (minimum)

Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items

Photographs are representative of what you will receive

$15.00

Fingerboard – Maple Curly
Curly Maple Fingerboard 21" x 3.0" x 0.30" (minimum) Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items Photographs are representative of what you will receive
FINGERMAPCURL1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$15.00

Fingerboard – Maple Curly
FINGERMAPCURL1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$15.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 2.0x2.0x12"50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
IVREDSQB1009
12 × 2 × 2 in

4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 2.0×2.0x12″50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.

$70.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 2.0x2.0x12"50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
IVREDSQB1009
12 × 2 × 2 in

$70.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
IVREDSQB1009
12 × 2 × 2 in

$70.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
Bookmatched Guitar Back Set
BACKROSEEI0925
21.88 × 8 × 0.2 in

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

$55.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
Bookmatched Guitar Back Set
BACKROSEEI0925
21.88 × 8 × 0.2 in

$55.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
BACKROSEEI0925
21.88 × 8 × 0.2 in

$55.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 2.0x2.0x12"50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
IVREDSQB1014
12 × 2 × 2 in

4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 2.0×2.0x12″50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.

$70.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 2.0x2.0x12"50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
IVREDSQB1014
12 × 2 × 2 in

$70.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
IVREDSQB1014
12 × 2 × 2 in

$70.00

“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
20 BF – W1F Soft Curly Maple
20 BF Curly Soft Maple project pack Color: White 1 Face Lengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total) Widths: 4" and wider Figure: Light to Heavy Thickness: Choose 4/4, 6/4 or 8/4 nominal We S2S by default - surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4" less than nominal thickness. You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off. Note: Lead time is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.