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06-11-2017 10:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bubinga wood-value

I was recently gifted with a board of bubinga and have recently been wondering the value of this wood species is. The board measures 85.5 inches in length, with a with that varies from 5 in. down to 4 inches, with a thickness of 2 inches. The wood is a dark red color containing vibrant swirls. Does any of you wood experts know what the potential value of this wood is? Thanks

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."


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#1 posted 06-11-2017 10:52 PM

At $20/bft your 5.93 bft bubinga board would run about $120 … but then I’ve seen bubinga as low as $14/bft … but to add insult to injury, if it is all twisted, it might be worth much less.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 06-11-2017 11:17 PM

Thanks for the input. The board itself is not twisted, the grain just has some cool looking swirls. Thanks

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#3 posted 06-11-2017 11:25 PM



Thanks for the input. The board itself is not twisted, the grain just has some cool looking swirls. Thanks

- DMiller

Depending on how cool looking the swirl … it could be worth more than $20/bft … just depends. I sure I am not the only one drawn to unique looking lumber. What the chance of a photo?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 06-12-2017 12:00 AM

I would post a picture but I couldn’t figure out how to. Got any advice?

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#5 posted 06-12-2017 12:09 AM



I would post a picture but I couldn t figure out how to. Got any advice?

- DMiller

... assuming you have a photo on your computer/phone … just click “img” ... select the photo … click insert this image …
 

 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#6 posted 06-12-2017 12:48 AM

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/orestg1.jpg!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#7 posted 06-12-2017 03:24 AM

That piece of Bulbinga is flat sawn and very plain.It would be better if it was short and wide.
14 a Bd ft.

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#8 posted 06-12-2017 03:35 AM

This face isn’t too exciting (or I am just spoiled). :) Show us a side view, of the thickness. There might be some real nice figure in those faces. I see slices of that quarter sawn at the wood boutiques that go for a mint. If you live in Ohio, look up Gerstner and sons. They’re making some tool totes and such from bubinga. If you’re just looking to unload it, depending on that side view and the buyer, the price is going to vary wildly.

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#9 posted 06-12-2017 02:05 PM

Go to any exotic wood supplier and see what they want.

Steve Wall lumber has 4/4 for $9.50 up to 14.50 for 12/4.

BTW I saw these Bubinga slabs there

3” X 42” X 20’ long. I think they were something like $2600 ea.

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#10 posted 06-12-2017 03:43 PM

Ok, so here is a side view of the thickness. Also, sorry if I didn’t make it clear, but as of now i’m more looking to find the value of the board (rather than selling it) so I can know how to price the future projects I build out of it. Also, in reply to Dark_Lightning, Gerstner and Sons sure makes some cool tool chests! Thanks for all the advice I really appreciate it!!!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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