Common Names: Bubinga, African Rosewood

Region: Equatorial Africa

Janka: 2,410 lbf

Description: Heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Grain is straight to interlocked. Reported to be resistant to termite and marine borer attack. Overall, easy to work though it can prematurely dull cutting edges. Gluing can be problematic due to high density and natural oils. Turns and finishes well.

Common Uses: Inlays, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings, and other specialty items.