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Figured Bubinga Wood Veneer

cat-bubinga-quilted.jpgQuilted bubinga is a beautiful and lustrous veneer. It is often used on fine cabinetry and furniture and is known for its eye-catching color and shimmer. The red and pinkish hues in this species are quickly affected by exposure to UV light. With exposure, the pink colors often become more reddish and occasional a dark purple color. This change in color should not be considered a drawback. In fact, the aged color is beautiful.

The bubinga tree can reach a height of up to 150 feet and can have a trunk diameter of over 6 feet. A veneer mill may opt to rotary slice a bubinga log to get an effect similar to quilt figure even if the log is not truly quilted. When this happens, the veneer mill will often call the veneer kevazingo or kevazinga.

Looking for large sheets of this species? We also offer it in AA grade paper-backed veneer that can be applied with contact cement or any other veneer adhesive.

Common Name:
  Bubinga, Kevazingo, Essingang
Scientific Name:
  Guibourtia spp.
Family:
  Leguminosae
Color:
  Light red veins with dark to medium stripes, occasional purples
Origin:
  Gaboon, Cameroon, Zaire, and into the Congo region of Africa
Hardness:
  Hard
Texture:   Medium, open pore
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes
Did You Know:
  Prices of bubinga are on the rise as many of the African states are no longer permitting the trade of bubinga logs. This is great news for the forests and animals in these regions but woodworkers will be hit with huge price increases as the existing supply of bubinga logs, lumber, and veneer dries up.
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