1 Bubinga striker
Common Name(s): Bubinga, Kevazingo
Scientific Name: Guibourtia spp. (G. demeusei, G. pellegriniana, G. tessmannii)
Distribution: Equatorial Africa
Tree Size: 130-150 ft (40-45 m) tall, 3-6 ft (1-2 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 56 lbs/ft3 (890 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .72, .89
Janka Hardness: 2,410 lbf(10,720 N)
Comments: An immensely popular imported African hardwood, Bubinga may be loved as much for its quirky name as it is for its strength and beauty. Also sometimes called Kevazingo, usually in reference to its decorative rotary-cut veneer.
Bubinga has a close resemblance to rosewood, and is often use in place of more expensive woods. Yet Bubinga also features a host of stunning grain figures, such as flamed, pommele, and waterfall, which make this wood truly unique. Bubinga also has an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio.