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Bubinga

(Guibourtia demeusei.)

Description

A heavy hardwood from Africa. The heartwood is a red brown colour and often very interlocked grain.

Workability

Very tough to work. Can pick out when planed due to interlocked grain and can burn when routed or sanded. Because it is hard it polishes very well.

Applications

Can be used in a range of furniture applications.

Availability

Not much around, limited in supply.

Hardness

 880 - 900Kg/m3 It seems harder than the figures suggest!!

Durability

Moderately durable.

At a Glance
Turning:   Excellent
Machining:   Difficult.
Bending:    
Sanding:   Good.
Nailing/Screwing:   Good.
Glueing:   Good.
Timber Coating:   Accepts most finishes very well.
Oil:   Fantastic with an oil finish.
Note 1   Difficult to work but work the effort.  Available in veneer board.
Note 2  

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