Limba » Terminalia superba

Why Limba?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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 Africa
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 psi)
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

Limba Black Hardwood Sample

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Limba Black 4/4 Lumber

Limba Black 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Limba Black 8/4 Lumber

Limba Black 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Black Limba Pen Blanks

Black Limba Pen Blanks

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Black Limba Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18"

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Black Limba Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30", Large

Black Limba Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30", Large

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White Limba Turning Squares: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 18''

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White Limba Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30", Large

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