The heartwood of Bubinga is pink, pink-red to red-brown, coloured with purple veins which can cause streaking on the quartered surface and a grained mark on the flat cut surface. Discolours in light, as a result of which this marking is less distinct. The sapwood is white coloured, 60 mm thick.
Properties of this timber species
- Botanical name: 1. Guibourtia demeusei, 2. Guibourtia tessmannii, 3. Guibourtia pellegriniana
- ATIBT name: Bubinga
- It is ideally suited for brushes and knife shafts
- Veneer, furniture, cabinetwork, panelling, stairs, turned goods, parquet and wood carving for mosaics
- Resistance to fungi: class 2 (durable)
- Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable), Anobium (woodworm) class D, Hylotrupes (old-house borer) class D, Bubinga is moderately resistant to damage by pile worm.
- (700)-830-(960) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
- Fresh 900-1100 kg/m3