Bubinga, Kevasingo

Also known as: Kevasingo (when rotary-cut), African Rosewood

Botanical Name: Guibourtia demeusei, G. tessmannii

Origin: West Africa

Description: These trees often reach very large sizes and the timber itself is extremely heavy. Round logs have been known to weigh as much as nine or ten tons on occasion. Good looking and versatile, Bubinga is produced as crown, quartered and rotary-cut veneer. Each distinctive cut yields an attractive surface for furniture and interior decoration depending on the individual design or style required. The rotary-cut “Kevasingo” (sometimes referred to as Pommele Bubinga) is particularly striking with its colourful marbled appearance and multi-directional grain pattern. Colour is generally a warm reddish brown with distinctive purple-red veining.

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