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Janka Hardness 1980 (what's this? )
Bubinga is 157% as hard as Red Oak (1980 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Guibourtia, demeusei
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Bubinga, African Rosewood
  • Origin
  • Description
    Bubinga demonstrates an even grain and texture. When quarter-sawn, Bubinga shows a flame shape and when flat-sawn, it shows a rosewood grain.
  • Stability
    Bubinga demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Bubinga undergoes a medium degree of color change, from a pinkish rose color when freshly milled to a burgundy red color when fully aged. 
  • Color Range
    Bubinga features uniform coloration ranging through pinks reds and reddish browns, with a light red and purple veining.

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