Bubinga by the Piece-1/4" Thickness
Fully surfaced on all 4 sides to actual dimensions.
Often referred to as "African Rosewood," Bubinga has become a popular choice for musical instruments and fine decorative pieces. It showcases gorgeous grain patterns and a myriad of reddish brown tones with purple veining. These thin boards are machined S4S to 1/8" and 1/4" thicknesses, eliminating wear and tear on your planer. You won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!
- Tree: Often reaches a height of over 100 feet, with trunk diameters of 36 inches.
- Sapwood: Whitish.
- Heartwood: Medium red-brown or red to reddish-brown with light red/purple veins.
- Grain: Straight or interlocked.
- Texture: Even grain ranging from fine to very fine.
- Luster: Very lustrous.
- Odor: Emits a pungent odor when freshly cut.
- Movement: Dimensionally stable. Retains its shape well after machining.
- Natural Durability: Naturally resistant to decay and termite attack.
- Cutting Resistance: Bubinga can be readily sawn, but due to its density, a slow feed rate is advised.
- Working characteristics: Responds well to both machine and hand tools, but cutting edges must be kept sharp.
- Polishing: Takes an excellent polish.
- Strength: The wood is extremely strong, with high bending and crushing strength.
S4S - Surfaced Four Sides
- Planed on top and bottom surfaces to be parallel.
- Both edges are straight-line ripped perpendicular to top and bottom surfaces and parallel to each other.
- This milling produces boards that are ready for your craftsmanship. All surfaces are parallel and square allowing ends to be cut square or at any angle you require. Boards with this milling can also easily be ripped to whatever width your project requires.
- Great for all crafts, casework, furniture pieces, boxes, moldings...really any project!
- Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.