Limba // Terminalia superba

Limba lumber wood, Terminalia superba lumber for woodworking
"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.
Limba grows in Africa
map of where Limba 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)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak