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Wood of the Week
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Beautiful Bubinga...

Gorgeous colors with chatoyance aplenty

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Wholesale stock available too
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Unique shapes and sizes
From pen blanks to African Blackwood logs
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Large selection of turning squares and other pre-cut sizes
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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
Mahogany – Brazilian
Knots. Defect one edge.
MOGBRAZ1020
46 × 6.38 × 2.06 in

Knots. Defect one edge.

$72.73

Mahogany – Brazilian
Knots. Defect one edge.
MOGBRAZ1020
46 × 6.38 × 2.06 in

$72.73

Mahogany – Brazilian
MOGBRAZ1020
46 × 6.38 × 2.06 in

$72.73

Birch – Flame Roasted

Wanes, Nice board

BIRFLR1044
40.81 × 5.5 × 0.81 in

Wanes, Nice board

$22.43

Birch – Flame Roasted

Wanes, Nice board

BIRFLR1044
40.81 × 5.5 × 0.81 in

$22.43

Birch – Flame Roasted
BIRFLR1044
40.81 × 5.5 × 0.81 in

$22.43

Andiroba
Worm holes on one side with end checks.
ANDIR1007
72.687 × 7.062 × 1.875 in

Worm holes on one side with end checks.

$72.54

Andiroba
Worm holes on one side with end checks.
ANDIR1007
72.687 × 7.062 × 1.875 in

$72.54

Andiroba
ANDIR1007
72.687 × 7.062 × 1.875 in

$72.54

Katalox

Pinholes.

KATALOX1099
37.88 × 7.06 × 1 in

Pinholes.

$49.25

Katalox

Pinholes.

KATALOX1099
37.88 × 7.06 × 1 in

$49.25

Katalox
KATALOX1099
37.88 × 7.06 × 1 in

$49.25

Limba – Black

Clear.

LIMBAB1030
40.56 × 6.81 × 1 in

Clear.

$45.89

Limba – Black

Clear.

LIMBAB1030
40.56 × 6.81 × 1 in

$45.89

Limba – Black
LIMBAB1030
40.56 × 6.81 × 1 in

$45.89

Pre-cut Sizes
Turning Blank Pack – Satinwood, East Indian
East Indian Satinwood turning blanks
  • 5 x East Indian Satinwood: 12 x 2 x 2
  • 2 x East Indian Satinwood: 12 x 1 x 1
Any woodturners delight...! Please note: we surfaced one edge on the samples to show how they will look. You won't necessarily received surfaced blanks.
TURNPACK002
12 × 12 × 2 in

East Indian Satinwood turning blanks

  • 5 x East Indian Satinwood: 12 x 2 x 2
  • 2 x East Indian Satinwood: 12 x 1 x 1

Any woodturners delight…!

Please note: we surfaced one edge on the samples to show how they will look. You won’t necessarily received surfaced blanks.

$55.00

Turning Blank Pack – Satinwood, East Indian
East Indian Satinwood turning blanks
  • 5 x East Indian Satinwood: 12 x 2 x 2
  • 2 x East Indian Satinwood: 12 x 1 x 1
Any woodturners delight...! Please note: we surfaced one edge on the samples to show how they will look. You won't necessarily received surfaced blanks.
TURNPACK002
12 × 12 × 2 in

$55.00

Turning Blank Pack – Satinwood, East Indian
TURNPACK002
12 × 12 × 2 in

$55.00

Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
Tiny knot.
BUBGS0948
33.25 × 5.25 × 0.2 in

Tiny knot.

$30.00 $25.50

Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
Tiny knot.
BUBGS0948
33.25 × 5.25 × 0.2 in

$30.00 $25.50

Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
BUBGS0948
33.25 × 5.25 × 0.2 in

$30.00 $25.50

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
6-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 1.5x1.5x12"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.
IVREDSQB2004
12 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

6-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 1.5×1.5×12″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.

$72.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
6-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 1.5x1.5x12"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.
IVREDSQB2004
12 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$72.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
IVREDSQB2004
12 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$72.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
Clear.
BACKROSEEI0842
20.75 × 7.88 × 0.2 in

Clear.

$55.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
Clear.
BACKROSEEI0842
20.75 × 7.88 × 0.2 in

$55.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
BACKROSEEI0842
20.75 × 7.88 × 0.2 in

$55.00

“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 – HF H2F Birdseye Maple

20 BF Medium-Heavy Figure Birdseye Maple - Heart two faces (Brown) project pack

Figure: Medium-Heavy Color: Some brown/heart on both faces and/or higher figured face Lengths: 60"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total) Widths: 4" and wider Thickness: 4/4 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 on rough lumber is 2 working days. Lead time on S2S is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.