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Bubinga is one of the greatest woods of all time, period. It is hard and heavy, but saws quite nicely and takes a great polish. There are many varieites of figure Bubinga can exhibit, including mottled, pommelle, waterfall, cat's eyes, and ribbon. The heartwood starts out pinkish red but can age to deep burgundy while developing a fantastic patina. A classic hardwood.

Latin: Guibortia Tessmannii
Location: Tropical West Africa
Trees: big
Native Names: Kevasingo
Trade Names: African Rosewood
Density: 50-60 lb/cubic ft