Monday, March 4, 2013

Limba (Terminalia Superba)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names: White Limba, Black Limba

Found Tropical western Africa, these members of the Combretaceae family (Terminalia) can grow to 65-100 feet in height and 5-7 feet in diameter. .

White Limba is pale in color while Black Limba will have dark stripes and even reddish stripes.

Medium texture, machines well and turns well, tearout can be an issue.  Specific Gravity: .43-.56. Avg. Dry Weight:  34 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Furniture, Musical Instruments.

Black Limba

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