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    Waterfall Bubinga

    I was at our local Woodcrafters last week, (not to be confused with Woodcraft, that's on the other side of town)

    I saw this piece of Waterfall Bubinga.

    I was back in the area today thought I'd get a picture or 2, good thing I did judging by the sold sign.

    It's about 16' long, 4' wide at the bottom, and about 3' at the top, 4/4 thick

    What a beautiful piece of wood.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Woodcrafters.jpg   Bubinga.01.jpg   Bubinga.02.jpg   Bubinga.03.jpg   Bubinga.04.jpg  

    Bubinga.05.jpg   Bubinga.06.jpg  
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    Well I have this project to do. So I'll need 7 of them boards.
    What a cool piece of wood.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Well I have this project to do. So I'll need 7 of them boards.
    What a cool piece of wood.
    That would be about enough to cover my chicken coop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Newby View Post
    That would be about enough to cover my chicken coop
    That will be 25,550.00 dollars please sir.

    I think I'll buy my eggs at the store for a long time at that price to house the chickens.
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    You can get that effect with waterfall bubinga veneer. There's no reason to buy a log of that stuff - the wood under the surface is not contributing to the appearance.

    Here's a 16 segment sunburst table I did a while back in waterfall bubinga. Bubinga is hard to deal with because it's rotary cut - so when it gets wet, it expands. To lay a sunburst like this, you have to use a non-water based glue. [Note: in the picture, it looks like some of the segments are lighter than others. That's a trick of the light. All the segments are the same color and none are darker than others. If you walked around the table, the "lighter" segments would change as you moved.]

    And while curly bubinga veneer is not inexpensive, it's not close to what that board was marked.

    Mike

    [The second picture is just a closeup of the center of the table to show the effect of the matched pieces of veneer. And just a note, you do not want to start learning veneer work with curly bubinga. I consider it an advanced material.]
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    thats about 4.66 bd.ft. that comes out to 782/ bd.ft. Thats some nice wood.
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    Great piece of wood, Dan, and beautiful table, Mike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    thats about 4.66 bd.ft. that comes out to 782/ bd.ft. Thats some nice wood.


    Better sharpen the ol' pencil, Don.

    192" length
    42" average width
    1" thickness

    (192 x 42 x 1) / 144 = 56 board feet = $65.18 per bf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Great piece of wood, Dan, and beautiful table, Mike.





    Better sharpen the ol' pencil, Don.

    192" length
    42" average width
    1" thickness

    (192 x 42 x 1) / 144 = 56 board feet = $65.18 per bf
    Still better than 30 bucks cheaper a BF than the stuff Rennie bought last week.
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    hey mike theres something wrong with your top,, there its got all kinds of swirlyes in the finish beautifully done
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    An amazing piece of wood for sure, thanks for getting the pics!

    Mike, you work is always a treat, thanks for sharing
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