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Bubinga

Wood Flooring Species

Scientific Name:

Guibourtia demeusei

Other Names and Species:

African Rosewood
Akume
Buvenga
Ebana
Essingang
Kevazingo
Kewazingo
Okweni
Ovang
Waka

Origin:

Central Africa

Appearance:

A beautiful, dense hardwood with a lustrous appearance, bubinga has a rose-colored background with darker purple striping. This wood is usually very uniform in graining and color, and the texture is fine and even. When quarter-sawn, the figure of bubinga shows considerable “flame,” while it exhibits attractive rosewood graining when flat-sawn. When fully aged, bubinga has a rich burgundy red color.

Properties:

Bubinga is a moderatly durable wood. The sapwood is more permeable than the heartwood and so is less resistant to preservative treatment. It is resistant to termite attack.

Janka Hardness: 1980

Bubinga is a hard and durable wood flooring species. It is ninety-eight percent harder than teak, about fifty-three percent harder than hard maple, roughly fourteen percent harder than African padauk, a little over eight percent harder than hickory or pecan, almost identical in hardness to jarrah (under one percent), and ninety percent as hard as santos mahogany’s ranking of 2200.

Workability:

Although bubinga works easily with hand or power tools, it can sometimes be difficult to glue because of gum pockets. For nailing, it is recommended that holes be pre-drilled. This wood stains easily and has excellent finishing properties. Care should be taken when sanding, as contact with the wood dust has been known to cause mild dermatitis.

Principal Uses:

Commonly found as a veneer for cabinetwork, furniture, paneling, knife handles, and fancy goods, bubinga is also used for wood flooring and inlays wherever fine graining and a rich reddish color are desired.


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