About Black Limba
An exotic hardwood from west Africa. Black Limba is a light colored wood with dark streaks running through the wood giving it a beautiful variegated appearance. Unlike most exotic hardwoods that are dense and difficult to work, Black Limba is easy to work with even for the beginner woodworker.
Black Limba is also renown for it's acoustic properties and some of the most valuable guitars in the world are made with Limba wood.
- Common Names: Limba, Korina, Afara, Terminalia superba
- Origin: Tropical western Africa
- Color: Limba wood is a yellowish to golden brown, with grey to nearly black streaks and veins. Wood with the darker figuring is referred to as Black Limba, while plain unfigured wood is called White Limba.
- Janka Hardness: 670 lbs/ft
- Avg. Weight: 2.58 lbs/bdft
- General Workability: With a density rating just higher than Poplar, Black Limba is very easy to work with and cuts, glues, and finishes well- a novelty for an exotic hardwood. Black Limba laser engraves well, but may present difficulty in laser cutting.
Project Ready? These thin wood sheets are perfect for scroll sawing, laser cutting and engraving, thick veneers, and much more.
Our Project Ready Black Limba boards are kiln dried and surfaced and sanded to 150 grit on two sides.
Sizes are exact. |
This is all solid Black Limba hardwood, not plywood, and is not glued. |
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These Black Limba boards are solid hardwood, sanded to 150 grit on two sides. Sizes are exact.