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Bubinga wood, hard and tough , oily wood that resists moisture very well. Used in tool handles, and for musical instruments.
(Photos are indicative only , in order to show how it is . Timber materials as your drawing or pattern varies with each piece. Sizes are approximate.)
Name ( s ) Common : Bubinga , Kevazingo , Budinga
Scientific Name: Guibourtia spp. ( G. demeusei , G. pellegriniana , G. tessmannii , etc. )
Distribution: Equatorial Africa
Tree size : 130-150 feet ( 40-45 m ) tall , 3-6 feet (1-2 m ) trunk diameter
Hardness ( kg/m3) : 950
Color / Appearance: varies from pinkish red to dark reddish brown or black with dark purple veins . The Bubinga is very frequently with a variety of figures, including : Pommele , flamed , waterfall , quilted, mottled.
Grain / Texture: Grain is straight to interlocked . It has a fine uniform medium texture and moderate natural shine.
Resistance : very durable durable , depending on the species against putrefaction . Resistant to termites and insects.
Machinability: Easy to work in general, but depending on the species may be present Bubinga silica , which produces the herrameintas muffled . In woods with lots of grain , while brushing or other machining operations can be chipped . The bonding can sometimes be problematic due to the high density of Bubinga and natural oils , it is recommended NOT polish the bonding areas .
Odor: unpleasant when the wood is still wet, disappears during drying.
Allergies / toxicity: serious reactions are very rare , although it has been reported to cause injury and skin irritation in some people. It is recommended to manipulate with gloves and mask in confined environments .
Sustainability: is not included in the Appendices of CITES or the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN.
Common Uses: inlays, fine furniture, turnings , and other specialties. Very used to make parts of instruments of music.