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Wood Properties of Bubinga

Bubinga Alternative Name 1
African Rosewood

Bubinga Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Bubinga Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

Bubinga Availability of Wood
Adequate

Bubinga Available As Lumber
Yes

Bubinga Available as Veneer
Yes

Bubinga Available only in small sizes
No

Bubinga Bending Strength
High

Bubinga Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate to Severe

Bubinga Botanical Name
Guibourtia demeusei

Bubinga Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Bubinga Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Bubinga Color of Wood
Red Brown

Bubinga Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Bubinga Crushing Strength
Moderate

Bubinga Decorative Figure
No

Bubinga Density
Very high

Bubinga Drilling
Fair or Satisfactory

Bubinga Fill before Finishing
Does not require a filler

Bubinga Gluing
Average - Requires control

Bubinga Grain
Mostly Straight

Bubinga Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Bubinga Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Bubinga Hand Tooling
Average

Bubinga Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Bubinga Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Bubinga Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Bubinga Interlocked Grain
Yes

Bubinga Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

Bubinga Machine Tools
Average

Bubinga Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Bubinga Movement after drying
Low

Bubinga Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Bubinga Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Bubinga Natural Durability
Moderately durable

Bubinga Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Bubinga Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Bubinga Planing
Fair

Bubinga Polishing
Very Good

Bubinga Pounds per cubic foot maximum
55

Bubinga Pounds per cubic foot minimum
55

Bubinga Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Bubinga Sanding
Good

Bubinga Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Bubinga Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Bubinga Screwing
Tends to split wood - Requires pre-drilled pilot holes

Bubinga Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Bubinga Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Bubinga Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Bubinga Specific Gravity
Extrememly high

Bubinga Specific Gravity maximum
.88

Bubinga Specific Gravity minimum
.88

Bubinga Staining
Good

Bubinga Steam Bending
Poor

Bubinga Stiffness
High

Bubinga Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Bubinga Texture of the Wood
Moderately Fine

Bubinga Toughness
Moderate

Bubinga Turning
Good

Bubinga Weight
Heavy

Bubinga Wood Defects
Check (or split,) warp

Bubinga Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Bubinga Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Bubinga Use for Carving
no

Bubinga Use for Cooperage
no

Bubinga Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Bubinga Use for Flooring
YES

Bubinga Use for Furniture
YES

Bubinga Use for Handles
no

Bubinga Use for Heavy Construction
no

Bubinga Use for Inlay
no

Bubinga Use for Interior Finish
no

Bubinga Use for Light Construction
no

Bubinga Use for Marine Applications
no

Bubinga Use for Marquetry
no

Bubinga Use for Millwork
no

Bubinga Use for Models and Patterns
no

Bubinga Use for Musical Instruments
no

Bubinga Use for Novelties
no

Bubinga Use for Secondary Furniture Components
YES

Bubinga Use for Shingles
no

Bubinga Use for Sports Equipment
no

Bubinga Use for Turnery
YES

Bubinga Use for Woodenware
no





     
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