Bubinga slab wall unit

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Project by grosa posted 01-06-2018 01:16 PM 1395 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Working on a Bubinga slab wall unit. This wood is rear to find this big. Bubinga was just put on the endangered list so there will be no more cutting. This wall unit has Sapele base cabinets and the upper cabinets are also Sapele. The drawer faces are boards that were resawn and book matched to make the panels and the grain matches on the drawers. The Bubinga slab is a live edge 2 1/2” thick x 13 1/2 feet long. We had to use a fork lift to bring it in through the second floor. The lights are all LED on a remote dimmer switch. We still need to install the cork back on the unit and I will get some better pictures when it’s done.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 01-06-2018 01:58 PM

I’m at a loss for words – WOW is a close as I can get (and that is a compliment)

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 01-06-2018 02:04 PM

Thank you, I will never get to work on another giant slab of Bubinga again.

-- Have a great day.

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#3 posted 01-06-2018 02:31 PM

Nice to see this rare piece of wood well used and on display in all its glory.
Good looking unit too. Your design or the client’s?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 01-06-2018 02:38 PM

That is a bold project! Must weigh several tons 8^)

You really did that wood proud!

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#5 posted 01-06-2018 03:39 PM

This is beautiful cabinetry and you have done a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-06-2018 06:16 PM

Amazing job.


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#7 posted 01-06-2018 08:06 PM

Wow! Nice. Looks like I’d better go score a slab of waterfall bubinga before it’s gone.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 01-06-2018 09:12 PM

Thank you for the reply’s. This was our design for him. The slab weighs about 300-350 lbs. This will be the last large Bubinga slab I will ever work on in my life time.

-- Have a great day.

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#9 posted 01-07-2018 02:18 AM

WOW,that is crazy spectacular wood working.i don’t even know what more to say!you weny over the top on this one.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 01-07-2018 02:46 AM

Amazing wood and flawless work on your part. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 01-07-2018 12:19 PM

Thank you.

-- Have a great day.

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#13 posted 01-07-2018 05:56 PM

The wood is unbelievable and what you did with it has me in awe! I’m glad I got to see it! I’ve never gotten to work with Bubinga… and now I guess I never will…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#14 posted 01-07-2018 11:13 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 01-14-2018 12:58 PM


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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