Limba » Terminalia superba

Terminalia superba
 
Color: Pale yellow to light brown with black streaks.
 
Tree: Reaches 150 feet at maturity with trunk diameter up to 96''. Boles are straight and clear to about 90 feet.
 
Wood Description: Lumber is separated for color and sold as ''white'' without black streaks or ''black'' with black streaks. It is relatively soft and easy to work. Medium coarse texture. Open pores require filling for a smooth surface.
 
Typical Uses: Furniture, cabinets, interiors.
 
Growth Region: West Africa, widely distributed from Guinea to Zaire.
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Limba Characteristics
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
Weight

2.83

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-20.95% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

490

Janka Rating (?)
-62.02% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.45

Specific Gravity (?)
-29.69% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Limba:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak


 
Limba Black Hardwood Sample
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$9.00 /ea.

Limba Black 4/4 Lumber
Limba Black 4/4 Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.25
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$10.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Limba Black 8/4 Lumber
Limba Black 8/4 Lumber
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 4''-6'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$12.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Limba Black 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Limba Black 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
Ratings Snapshot
4.5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$275.49 /Pack

+ Volume Discounts
Limba Black 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Limba Black 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
(Not Yet Rated)

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$152.59 /Pack

+ Volume Discounts
Black Limba Pen Blanks
Black Limba Pen Blanks
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 3/4'' square

$2.00 /ea.

+ Volume Discounts
8/4 Black Limba Unique Item#2890
8/4 Black Limba Unique Item#2890
(Not Yet Rated)

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: 5
  • Quantity: 1pc ( 3.05 bf)

$70.71 /ea.