Shopping Cart

Call us: +1 (207) 364 1520

Free shipping to the lower 48 states on orders > $100  *T&Cs apply
«

 | 

More than 100 species of lumber
Explore lumber from over 40 countries using our Species Discovery page
Explore Species
Massive Stockholding
With over 500,000 bf of lumber, we have excellent depth of inventory to match our range of species...
SHOP NOW
Wood of the Week
15% off all week
Beautiful Bubinga...

Gorgeous colors with chatoyance aplenty

(scroll down for pics and info)

Wholesale stock available too
Shop Bubinga
Unique shapes and sizes
From pen blanks to African Blackwood logs
Shop Now
Turning squares and more
Large selection of turning squares and other pre-cut sizes
Shop Pre-cut Sizes
Previous
Next

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
Basswood

Knots, defect on edge.

BASS1036
57.31 × 5.38 × 0.94 in

Knots, defect on edge.

$15.71

Basswood

Knots, defect on edge.

BASS1036
57.31 × 5.38 × 0.94 in

$15.71

Basswood
BASS1036
57.31 × 5.38 × 0.94 in

$15.71

Birch – Masur
Pith streak. Checks.
BIRMAS1022
23 × 4.5 × 2 in

Pith streak. Checks.

$143.55

Birch – Masur
Pith streak. Checks.
BIRMAS1022
23 × 4.5 × 2 in

$143.55

Birch – Masur
BIRMAS1022
23 × 4.5 × 2 in

$143.55

Maple – Soft Curly
Bark inclusion.
MAPCS1033
46.25 × 7.88 × 1.94 in

Bark inclusion.

$85.04

Maple – Soft Curly
Bark inclusion.
MAPCS1033
46.25 × 7.88 × 1.94 in

$85.04

Maple – Soft Curly
MAPCS1033
46.25 × 7.88 × 1.94 in

$85.04

Purpleheart

Checks, Wormholes

PURP1235
39.88 × 9.25 × 1.94 in

Checks, Wormholes

$101.34

Purpleheart

Checks, Wormholes

PURP1235
39.88 × 9.25 × 1.94 in

$101.34

Purpleheart
PURP1235
39.88 × 9.25 × 1.94 in

$101.34

Elm

Wormholes

ELM1051
49.06 × 4.63 × 1 in

Wormholes

$15.45

Elm

Wormholes

ELM1051
49.06 × 4.63 × 1 in

$15.45

Elm
ELM1051
49.06 × 4.63 × 1 in

$15.45

Pre-cut Sizes
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.
IVREDSQB1016
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.
IVREDSQB1016
12 × 2 × 2 in

$70.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
IVREDSQB1016
12 × 2 × 2 in

$70.00

Blackwood – African (B Squares-1.5×12″)
6-piece pack: B Grade African Blackwood Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 1.5x1.5x12" - can occasionally be a bit undersized. 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.
BLAFSQB2003
12 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

6-piece pack: B Grade African Blackwood Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 1.5×1.5×12″ – can occasionally be a bit undersized. 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.

$75.00

Blackwood – African (B Squares-1.5×12″)
6-piece pack: B Grade African Blackwood Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 1.5x1.5x12" - can occasionally be a bit undersized. 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.
BLAFSQB2003
12 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$75.00

Blackwood – African (B Squares-1.5×12″)
BLAFSQB2003
12 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$75.00

Fingerboard – Zebrawood
Quartersawn Zebrawood Fingerboard 21.0" 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
FINGERZEB1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

Quartersawn Zebrawood Fingerboard

21.0″ 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

$20.00

Fingerboard – Zebrawood
Quartersawn Zebrawood Fingerboard 21.0" 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
FINGERZEB1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$20.00

Fingerboard – Zebrawood
FINGERZEB1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$20.00

Fingerboard – Maple – Birdseye
Medium figure May contain light and dark color 21.0" x 3.0" x 0.30" (minimum) Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for boxmaking and other smaller items Photographs are representative of what you will receive
FINGERMAPBE1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

Medium figure

May contain light and dark color

21.0″ x 3.0″ x 0.30″ (minimum)

Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for boxmaking and other smaller items

Photographs are representative of what you will receive

$25.00

Fingerboard – Maple – Birdseye
Medium figure May contain light and dark color 21.0" x 3.0" x 0.30" (minimum) Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for boxmaking and other smaller items Photographs are representative of what you will receive
FINGERMAPBE1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$25.00

Fingerboard – Maple – Birdseye
FINGERMAPBE1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$25.00

“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

Spoil your favorite “Wood Nutter” with a gift card from Rare Woods USA.

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 – Padauk

20 BF Padauk project pack

Lengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total) Widths: 4" and wider 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.