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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.

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
Restrictions:   This species is regulated by CITES and due to regulations set forth by the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife, we can not ship this veneer outside of the USA.
Did You Know:
  The bubinga tree can reach a height of up to 150 feet and can have a trunk diameter of over 6 feet.
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