|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
|Each||each||$25.00||Live 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.