Bubinga

bubinga

Scientific Name: Guibourtia spp.
Location: equatorial Africa
Dried Weight: 56lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,400lbf
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.

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