Bubinga

Bubinga (G. pellegriniana, G. tessmannii) Guibourtia spp. (G. demeusei,)

 

Common Names: Bubinga, Kevazingo

 

Distribution: Africa

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw color. Bubinga is very frequently seen with a variety of figures, including: pommele, flamed, waterfall, quilted, mottled, etc.

 

Janka Hardness: 2,410 lbf

 

Density: 4.66 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Bubinga has been reported to cause skin irritation and/or skin lesions in some individuals.

 

Controlled species: CITES: yes (Guibourtia species), IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Veneer, inlays, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings and other specialty items.

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