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Bubinga

Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia pellegriniana, Guibourtia tessmannii
Also known as |
Kevazingo
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).

This species is listed in CITES Appendix II but not on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; although there have been some rumblings that this status could be changing, amidst a downturn in (US) supply over the last year or so.

Why We Love This Wood

With beautiful coloring and the potential for some gnarly figure, we love this Rosewood alternative.

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

Grade

UOM

Price

Bubinga-Standard-4/4Lumber
4/4 Lumber
Standard
bf
17.00
bf
no
Bubinga-Standard-5/4Lumber

5/4 Lumber

Standard
bf
17.00
bf
no
Bubinga-Standard-6/4Lumber

6/4 Lumber

Standard
bf
18.00
bf
no
Bubinga-Standard-8/4Lumber

8/4 Lumber

Standard
bf
18.00
bf
no
Bubinga-Standard-12/4Lumber

12/4 Lumber

Standard
bf
20.00
bf
no
Bubinga-Standard-6/4Lumber-fIgured(moire15″wide)

6/4 Lumber – fIgured (moire 15″ wide)

Standard
bf
21.00
bf
no
Bubinga-Standard-8/4Lumber-fIgured(moire15″wide)

8/4 Lumber – fIgured (moire 15″ wide)

Standard
bf
21.00
bf
no

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Price

20BF Pack
SEL+

$423.00$442.00
$359.55$375.70

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