Figured Bubinga

Bubinga (Figured)

Common Name(s)
Bubinga, Kevazingo
Scientific Name
Guibourtia spp. (G. demeusei, G. pellegriniana, G. tessmannii)
Tree Distribution
Equatorial Africa
Tree Size
130-150 ft. tall, 3-6 ft. trunk diameter
Janka Hardness
2410 lbf
Heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Bubinga is very frequently seen with a variety of figure, including: pommele, curly, waterfall, quilted, mottled, etc.
Grain / Texture
Grain is straight to interlocked. Has a uniform fine to medium texture and moderate natural luster.
Pricing / Availability
Should be moderately priced for an import. Figured grain patterns such as waterfall, pommele, etc. are likely to be much more expensive.

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