Exotic Woods > Live Edge Lumber > Bubinga > Bubinga, Figured

Origin: Africa
Latin Name: Guibourtia demeusei
The genus is well-known for its luxury timbers. The best-known timber is bubinga (Guibourtia demeusei, aka kevazingo). Another is ovangkol. The wood is often used by luthiers for harps and other instruments, such as bass guitars, because of its mellow and well-rounded sound. It has also been used in drum shells. Bubinga is sometimes used in the production of archery bows, in particular as the main wood of the handle in some flat bows.

Bubinga is also used in furniture making, usually for tables, as large slabs of the dense wood can be cut, and with very little manipulation, be used for a table top.

Bubinga often has an appearance similar to the mineral tiger eye. Light brown through dark brown and red, some samples show as almost purple.

Luxury car maker Lexus also makes use of the wood in their vehicles.

They are known to produce chalconoids (chalcones), relatives of medically important chemicals called stilbenoids, one famous one being resveratrol.

Live two edges, one edge & square edge
Lots of logs in stock, kiln dried, call for pictures, sizes and pricing
SizePrice PerPriceComments
Eacheach$25.00Live sawn Bubinga prices range form $22 - $30.00 per board foot depending on figure. Board sizes range from 18" - 74" wide

Note: pictures shown are only a depiction of what this wood specie looks like and not necessarily the exact grain pattern and color you may receive. Wood being a natural product we will try to select what you are looking for.

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Submitted by Mel, from burlington on 3/8/2012
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BF - Board Foot:
A measurment of volume equal to Rough Length in feet x Rough Width in inches x Rough Thickness in inches divided by 12. (If length is also in inches, divide by 144.(Also known as BM or Board Measure.)
SF - Square Foot
LF - Lineal Foot
F/C - Flat Cut
L/S - Live Sawn
RW - Random Widths
RL - Random Lengths
##”+W - Minimum Width:
## indicates the minimum width of that item.
>##&”W - Maximum Width:
## indicates the maximum width of that item.
##”+L: - Minimum Width:
## indicates the minimum length of that item.
>##”L - Minimum Width:
## indicates the maximum length of that item.
R4F - Red 4 Face
Fig. - Figured
Forest Stewardship Council
Gr. AA / Grade AA:
Something we consider exceptional and/or above our normal high quality.
KD - Kiln Dry:
Woods dryed in North America are dried to 6-9% MC.
Wood dried in Europe are dried to 9-12% MC
AD - Air Dry(ing):
15% MC to Green (Fresh Cut) Please inquire as to age, or current MoistureContent.
PC - Particle Core:
Applies to some Plywoods only.
VC - Veneer Core:
Applies to some Plywoods only.
VL - Value Line Veneer
CL - Clearance Veneer
Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species
GIS - Good 1 side, Sound 1 side:
Refers to sheetgoods. Indicates that only one side of the sheet is of the indicated specie.The back will vary.
GSO - Good 1 side, Sound 1 side:
Refers to Sheetgoods. Indicates that both sides are of the specie indicated but the Good side is of better quality.



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