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Bubinga
Bubinga

TREE DATA: The trees are reported to be large, often reaching heights of more than 100 feet (30 m) and trunk diameters of 36 inches (90 cm). Boles are usually well-formed, and are 30 to 60 feet (9 to 18 m) long.

REGION: Africa.

COUNTRY: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is whitish in color.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood is medium red-brown or red to reddish-brown in color, with lighter red to purple veins. Upon exposure, the wood becomes yellow or medium brown with a reddish tint, and the veining becomes less conspicuous.

COMMON USES: Boat building, Decorative veneer, Furniture , Stairworks, Tool handles, Turnery, Fine furniture, Kitchen cabinets, Parquet flooring, Stair rails, etc.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: The timber is reported to be dimensionally stable, and retains its shape well after manufacture.

BUBINGA

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

22293

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

10010

Psi

Stiffness

2290

1000psi

Hardness

65

Lbs

Specific Gravity

0.88

Weight

65

55

Lbs/cu.ft.

Density (Air-dry)

58

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)

5

%

Tangential Shrinkage (G-->OD)

9

%

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