Woody Wood Pecker @ Bubinga

I have been collecting wood for almost 10 years and I continue to add to my collection Japanese woods, some more rare than others, and all different sizes. This is African rose wood, a wood top for a table that was cut from a 4 metre long wooden plank and now is measuring 1750mm long by 1600-1750mm wide, and up to 100mm in thickness.

Bubinga’s unbuttressed trees attain heights of 50 metres, and boles are usually straight up to 30 metres with trunk diameters as much as 1.5 metres wide. These Afromosia are often used as a substitute for teak, the wood is hard and heavy, and excellent for strong furniture and in my case it will be a table top in my new space.

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