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Bubinga Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Bubinga (Guibourtia, demeusei) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Bubinga.
Grown in: Central Africa.
Description
Bubinga, also known as African Rosewood, is a beautiful dense hardwood with a rose-colored background and darker purple striping. In the quartered figure, Bubinga exhibits considerable "flame" figure and in flat sawn offers "rosewood" graining.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Bubinga is typically very uniform in color and graining.
Color Change: Bubinga undergoes a medium degree of color change, from a pinkish rose color when freshly milled to a burgundy red color when fully aged.
Where to Use
Bubinga may be used both residentially and commercially, wherever the rich reddish color and fine graining of Bubinga is desired.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Allergic Reactions: Bubinga has been known to cause contact dermatitis, so care must be taken when coming into contact with the sawdust.
Product availability
Available in the following collections: Explorer Africa.
See a list of all Bubinga products.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Bubinga.
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