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Limba (Botanical: Terminalia superba)

Information to help you make woodworking projects with Limba - all products are listed at bottom
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Here's what customers say about Limba
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Limba By The Numbers:

2.83
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
-20.95% lighter than red oak
490
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
-62.02% softer than red oak
0.45
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-29.69% less dense than red oak

Limba Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Limba Wood Characteristics

Lumber is separated for color and sold as white (without black streaks) or black (with black streaks). The wood is relatively soft and easy to work. Medium coarse texture. Open pores require filling for a smooth surface.
color of Limba

Color Range

Pale yellow to light brown with black streaks.
other names for Limba

Other Names

Black Limba, Afara, Ofram, Akom, Korina, White Limba
uses for Limba

Some Typical Uses

Musical instruments, furniture, cabinets, interiors.
the Limba tree

What's the Tree Like?

Reaches 150 feet at maturity with trunk diameter up to 96''. Boles are straight and clear to about 90 feet. The Limba tree grows in West Africa, widely distributed from Guinea to Zaire.
map of where this wood grows

Limba Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$10.00 /ea.

Buy Limba Black Hardwood Sample

Limba Black Hardwood Sample
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Buy Black Limba Pen Blanks

Black Limba Pen Blanks
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Buy White Limba Furniture Squares: 2'' x 2'' x 30''

White Limba Furniture Squares: 2'' x 2'' x 30''
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