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Since bubinga is a water loving tree you will mostly find it in swamps or by a lake of river


Bubinga trees grow quite large due to the abundance of water in the locations where they grow. It isn't unusual to see bubinga trees growing to 150 feet or more and have a trunk that is over 5 feet in diameter.

The heartwood of bubinga being reddish brown or pink with interesting vein patters as well. However, oxidation turns the wood to a yellowish brown color.

This is why Bubinga is primarily used for fine furniture, decorative features and veneer. Bubinga is very hard and this makes it hard to work with unless your tools are sharp. Despite being a very dense species of wood, bubinga machines well and leaves a good surface for finishing.

Another great feature of bubinga is its natural resistance to rot and insects. This makes it good for outdoor projects.

Primary uses for bubinga

  • fine furniture
  • custom millwork
  • veneer / inlays
  • carving
  • turning

Bubinga is also known as

  • African Rosewood
  • Essingang
  • Waka

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