|Scientific Name:||Guibourtia spp.|
|Crushing Strength:||10,990lbf /in2|
Bubinga has a heartwood that ranges from pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with purple or black streaks. The sapwood is pale straw color. The grain is straight to interlocked and it has a uniform fine to medium texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Bubinga is rated as moderately durable to very durable in regards to decay. The wood is easy to work with and has a slight blunting effect on cutters. Gluing can be occasionally problematic. It turns and finishes well.