Bubinga Wood Lumber
Bubinga Wood Lumber –
Bubinga heartwood ranges from a pinkish-red to a dark reddish-brown with darker purple or black streaks. The sapwood is a pale straw color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Bubinga can be found with a variety of grain configurations, including: pommele, flamed, waterfall, quilted, mottled, etc. Bubinga is used in veneers, inlays, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings and other specialty items. Since Bubinga trees can grow so large, natural-edge slabs of the wood have been used in tabletops and other specialized projects and have an excellent strength-to-weight ratio.
Workability: Bubinga Wood Lumber is easy to work overall, though it can dull cutting edges. It turns and finishes well. On pieces with figured or interlocking grain, tearout can occur during planing or machining operations. Gluing can be problematic due to Bubinga’s high density and natural oils.