COLOR / GRAIN VARIATION
Typical : Medium Red-Brown, Lighter Red
New Color : Red-brown tone
Aged Color :Darkens to more brown tone
A member of the legume family, bubinga is prized for its beauty and veneer uses.
WHERE IT GROWS
Bubinga is a big tree, commonly growing to a mature height of 130 to 150 ft. It usually has a long, clear bole up to three ft. in diameter and 30 to 60 ft. long. It has a very heavily buttressed base. Its alternate compound leaves are, on average, 4 in. long with two asymmetrical leaflets about 2 in. long that resemble butterfly wings. It is typically found in Cameroon, Gabon and parts of the Ivory Coast.
Heartwood is light, reddish brown and attractively veined with pink or red stripes. The sapwood is white in color. The luster is high and it is fine in texture with a wavy grain.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Bubinga logs sometimes weigh as much as 10 tons.