Bubinga is one of the most beautiful African hardwood lumbers. Due to the fine tight grain and its reddish brown color bubinga is often referred to as “African Rosewood”. The trees can grow quite large and five foot diameter logs are not uncommon making one piece table top slabs possible.
Heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Bubinga is very frequently seen with a variety of figure, including: pommele, flamed, waterfall, quilted, mottled, etc.
Grain & Texture
Grain is straight to interlocked. Has a uniform fine to medium texture and moderate natural luster.