Caption: The OTA and mount are made with several exotic hardwoods, including African bubinga
, bloodwood, and various exotic burlwoods.
Nathan has invested so much time in the study of wood and its components he can tell the variety by its odor including more exotic woods like bubinga
The Signature Series takedown recurve weighs only slightly over two pounds with laminated African bubinga
and curly maple woods.
Rich materials evoke a turn-of-the-century aura: Marble floors, green marble showcase bases, and fixtures of rich, reddish bubinga
wood are faithful to the era when cabinetwork was treated like furniture.
My initial box graters were made using exotic woods like rosewood and bubinga
, but once the company decided to market the product on a larger scale, we made the switch to bamboo because it's an environmentally friendly alternative to hardwoods.
The mountain mahogany, as gorgeous as African bubinga
, I'd discovered while stalking desert muleys the previous January.
Good Hope Hardwoods stocks a wide selection of figured walnut slabs, claro walnut slabs, bubinga
slabs, ash slabs, sequential slab lumber, figured and plain walnut crotches.
Most were laminated with maple and exotic hardwoods like zebra wood, bubinga
, ebony or rose wood.
The riser is a combination of Pommele Bubinga
and cocobolo with a black wave and accented laminations.
For my use I replaced the factory grips on the LDA with very attractive diamond pattern checkered Herrett panels of bubinga
The dining room's 10-foot-long table was cut from a West African Bubinga
A more affordable option might be to buy the sake cups in the Bar Masa next door, which has a bar made from African bubinga
wood and walls lined in Japanese limestone.
Cabinets of exotic woods, such as deep-red bubinga
and light-colored frieze; also cabinets set at varying heights or upper and lower cabinets of different colors.
The 80-inch-wide, 89-inch-tall cabinet is elegantly crafted of bird's-eye maple with accent bands of red-colored bubinga
(a South African hardwood).
One such "exotic" woodgrain is Bubinga
, an Equatorial African rosewood.