Camerun Bubinga

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BOTANICAL NAMES

Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia tessmannii, Guibourtia pellegriniana.

TRADE NAMES

Wood is everywhere known as bubinga, but if it is peeled is also used to call kevazingo. In the USA. It is also marketed under the name of akume.

ORIGIN NAMES

Bubinga, essingang, ovang (Cameroun); Oveng (Guinea); Kevazingo, buvenga (Gabon); Waka (Congo).

AREA GROWTH

Is an African bubinga wood coming mainly from Cameroon and Gabon; since it is often much more figuratively, the timber of Gabon is sometimes called differently (kevazingo). Three species produce the bubinga: are big tall trees up to 30 meters, with cylindrical drums. A similar timber is located in southern central Africa and is called musibi or Rhodesian copalwood.

TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES

Bubinga is red-red-brown, with a purplish veins, especially in the wood freshly cut, but fade with prolonged exposure. Its texture is medium, and the grain is often a little twisted, but when it is wavy or uneven wood has a highly decorative effect, both on the cut surfaces of the open sea, and on those of sawn district. Bubinga is a heavy wood, comparable in weight to the Rosewood. Sapwood and durarne are clearly differentiated. The sapwood is whitish or light brown, unusable.

DESSICATION

Bubinga dries slowly but well, and once dried is stable in place. And ‘strong but not particularly elastic. He saw easily, given its weight, and when it is dry it can work in the car giving a good finish, although you have to use some care when the grain is irregular. And ‘it appreciated for its durability and its resistance to termites.

SPECIFIC WEIGHTO

Air dry has an average specific weight of 900 Kg / m3.

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