Limba // Terminalia superba

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.
Limba grows in Africa
map of where Limba grows
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.
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)

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 (1/2"x3"x6")
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Limba Black Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
$9.00 ea.
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Limba Black 4/4 Lumber
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Limba Black 4/4 Lumber
$10.99 /Board Feet
Limba Black 8/4 Lumber
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Limba Black 8/4 Lumber
$12.99 /Board Feet
Limba Black 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Limba Black 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$277.00 /Pack
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Black Limba Pen Blanks
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Black Limba Pen Blanks
$2.00 ea.
White Limba Cutting Board Strips
White Limba Cutting Board Strips
$11.00 ea.