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.
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 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
Limba Black Hardwood Sample
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Limba Black 4/4 Lumber
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Limba Black 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Limba Black 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Black Limba Pen Blanks
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