Limba Black Hardwood Sample

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Limba Black Hardwood Sample

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48 U.S., standard ground

Limba Black Hardwood Sample

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.

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About Black Limba (Terminalia superba)

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

map of where Black Limba tree grows
Black Limba is an exotic wood from Africa

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 Black Limba
Color Range
Pale yellow to light brown with black streaks.
the Black 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.
other names for Black Limba
Other Names
Black Limba, Afara, Ofram, Akom, Korina, White Limba
uses for Black Limba
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, furniture, cabinets, interiors.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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5.0
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2 Total Reviews
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April 4, 2011
5 out of 5
Limba Black Sample
Review by  KEK from Lakeland, FL USA
What a beautiful wood! Packaging and delivery was superb. I've always been delighted by the service from Woodworkers Source.
Recommended
November 24, 2010
5 out of 5
Limba Black Review
Review by  Ron Mabe from Ocala, FL USA
I ordered the samples to evaluate for making knife handles.
Recommended
2 Total Reviews
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