Called by some woodworkers African Rosewood, Bubinga is a deep, lustrous, brownish-red color with a fine, darker striping. The figure makes the wood doubly beautiful. It is very hard and heavy and takes a glassy, smooth finish. Kiln-dried.
Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.
Item Number: W33029
This slice of burl came from an ancient forest tree of Laos. Surviving its youth as a sapling, it survived despite tropical monsoons, insect invasions, and wars to become a behemoth 16 feet in girth and 50 feet to its first branch. It eventually succumbed to old age and began the inevitable journey back to the earth from whence it came. This burl was rescued before its total demise but not before some insects left some damage in the outer sapwood. A unique, one-of-a-kind forest gem.
Item Number: W30505