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Limba
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Botanical name

Terminalia superba

Origin

Tropical West Africa from Sierra Leone to Angola.

Veneer thickness(es)

0.6 mm

Joint method

Bookmatched

Boomgroen

In stock

PictoDosse

Crown cut

PictoPrijs2

Price range 2

Description

Limbas are 40-50 m high, with logs up to 30 m long and root boards up to 2.5 m high.

 

There is normally little difference in colour between heartwood and sapwood. Trunks may show a more or less irregularly shaped dark heartwood, but this is an undesirable brown discoloration and not a true heartwood formation. The colour of the limba can vary from pale yellow or grey-yellow to dark brown, sometimes with a greenish tinge. 

 

Limba is easy to work, both by hand and by machine, and can be sliced or peeled into veneer very well.

 

Applications: In the form of veneered panels, limba is used for furniture, interior panelling, interior doors, etc. Solid, it is used for mouldings, foundry castings, railings and other applications.

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