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Bubinga

Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia pellegriniana, Guibourtia tessmannii
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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/BF4.7
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3890
    Janka Hardness - LBF2410
    Janka Hardness - N10720
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    Bubinga-Standard-4/4Lumber
    4/4 Lumber
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    19
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    no
    Bubinga-Standard-5/4Lumber

    5/4 Lumber

    Standard
    bf
    19
    bf
    no
    Bubinga-Standard-6/4Lumber

    6/4 Lumber

    Standard
    bf
    20
    bf
    no
    Bubinga-Standard-8/4Lumber

    8/4 Lumber

    Standard
    bf
    20
    bf
    no
    Bubinga-Standard-12/4Lumber

    12/4 Lumber

    Standard
    bf
    22
    bf
    no
    Bubinga-Standard-6/4Lumber-fIgured(moire15″wide)

    6/4 Lumber – fIgured (moire 15″ wide)

    Standard
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    21
    bf
    no
    Bubinga-Standard-8/4Lumber-fIgured(moire15″wide)

    8/4 Lumber – fIgured (moire 15″ wide)

    Standard
    bf
    21
    bf
    no

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    BUB1245_1
    BUB1245
    1.06"
    x 11.38" x
    42"
    Surface defects,Edge defects,Skip planed,Small cracks

    $84.85

    BUB1244_1
    BUB1244
    1.06"
    x 11.19" x
    41.94"
    Cracks,Edge defects,Surface defect,Slightly skip planed

    $84.01

    BUB1243_1
    BUB1243
    1.06"
    x 11.13" x
    41.88"
    Small cracks,Small bark inclusion,Edge defects

    $93.36

    BUB1242_1
    BUB1242
    1.06"
    x 11.31" x
    41.5"
    Skip planed,Cracks,bark inclusion

    $94.54

    BUB1241_1
    BUB1241
    1.06"
    x 11.06" x
    42.38"
    Bark inclusions, Surface defects,Slight skip planing

    $95.14

    BUB1240_1
    BUB1240
    1"
    x 10.94" x
    42.25"
    Skip planed,Edge defects,Surface defects

    $82.25

    BUB1239_1
    BUB1239
    1.06"
    x 11.13" x
    41.25"
    Surface defects,Wormholes

    $91.01

    BUB1238_1
    BUB1238
    1.06"
    x 11" x
    42.19"
    Surface defect

    $102.28

    BUB1237_1
    BUB1237
    1.06"
    x 11.25" x
    42.19"
    Surface defects,Bark inclusions

    $94.30

    BUB1236_1
    BUB1236
    1.06"
    x 11.13" x
    35.63"
    Bark inclusions,Surface defects,Cracks

    $79.05

    BUB1235_1
    BUB1235
    1.06"
    x 11.38" x
    41.5"
    Edge defects,Crack,Bark inclusion,Slight skip planing

    $93.52

    BUB1234_1
    BUB1234
    1"
    x 11.13" x
    35.63"
    Small surface defect,Wormholes

    $87.18

    BUB1232_1
    BUB1232
    1.06"
    x 11.31" x
    37.19"
    Slight skip planing

    $91.83

    BUB1231_1
    BUB1231
    1.06"
    x 11.13" x
    39.56"
    Small Edge defects,Skip planed,Small surface defect

    $86.54

    BUB1230_1
    BUB1230
    1.06"
    x 11.44" x
    37.44"
    Cracks,Skip planed,Surface defect

    $86.03

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