Limba » Terminalia superba

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

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)

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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Limba Black 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Limba Black 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Limba Black 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Limba Black 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Black Limba Pen Blanks

Black Limba Pen Blanks

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Black Limba Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Black Limba Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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

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

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

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"

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


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Black Limba Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Black Limba Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


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White Limba Turning Squares: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 12''

White Limba Turning Squares: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 12''


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3/4 White Limba Pack, Unique Item # 3517

3/4 White Limba Pack, Unique Item # 3517


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