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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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    Bubinga-Standard-5/4Lumber

    5/4 Lumber

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

    6/4 Lumber

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

    8/4 Lumber

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

    12/4 Lumber

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

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

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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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    BUB1156_1
    BUB1156
    .94"
    x 9.13" x
    44.06"
    Crack on edge. Small knots. Skip planed.

    $77.01

    BUB1155_1
    BUB1155
    .94"
    x 5.88" x
    45.88"
    Skip planed.

    $50.53

    BUB1154_1
    BUB1154
    .94"
    x 9.13" x
    44.19"
    Nice board.

    $84.26

    BUB1153_1
    BUB1153
    0.88"
    x 5.94" x
    45.69"
    Skip planed.

    $55.57

    BUB1152_1
    BUB1152
    .94"
    x 6.5" x
    39.25"
    Bark inclusions.

    $48.63

    BUB1151_1
    BUB1151
    .94"
    x 6.44" x
    39.38"
    Nice board.

    $52.62

    BUB1150_1
    BUB1150
    .94"
    x 7.94" x
    45.5"
    Amazing color and figure.

    $74.24

    BUB1149_1
    BUB1149
    .94"
    x 7.88" x
    45.19"
    Nice board.

    $73.40

    BUB1148_1
    BUB1148
    .94"
    x 5.94" x
    48"
    Great color and figure.

    $63.76

    BUB1147_1
    BUB1147
    .94"
    x 5.94" x
    46.19"
    Beautiful color and figure.

    $61.42

    BUB1145_1
    BUB1145
    1"
    x 4.31" x
    35.38"
    Nice board.

    $34.03

    BUB1144 1
    BUB1144
    0.88"
    x 7.88" x
    42.25"
    Knot. Skip planed.

    $65.53

    BUB1143 1
    BUB1143
    0.88"
    x 7.88" x
    39.19"
    Knot.

    $60.78

    BUB1141 1
    BUB1141
    0.88"
    x 5.75" x
    38.75"
    Cracks.

    $43.85

    BUB1140 1
    BUB1140
    0.88"
    x 5.69" x
    42"
    Knot.

    $47.04

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