Newbie Bubinga wood finishing
Ok, so first off I want ask if the wood is in fact Bubinga (see attached photo). I had my dad pick it up from a specialty woods shop, when he got home it didn't look like it to me since it doesn't have all the crazy wood grain patterns. I took it back and the guys there swear it is Bubinga. That leads me to my next question, do the crazy patterns come out after it is sanded and finished? or am i stuck with a $50 piece of wood that is going to look "ok" apposed to "amazing" like all the Bubinga pictures i have seen online. finially does anybody have any tips on how and what to use for finishing it? Thanks!