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Black Limba

Black limba lumber is a type of wood that comes from the terminalia superba tree, which is primarily found in West Africa. It is a hardwood that is known for its distinctive grain patterns, which can range from straight and uniform to irregular and wavy. The heartwood of black limba is a light to medium brown color with darker streaks, while the sapwood is a pale yellow color. Black limba is a popular choice for a variety of woodworking projects, including furniture, cabinets, and musical instruments. It is prized for its strength, durability, and beautiful appearance. The wood is easy to work with using both hand and power tools, and it takes stains and finishes well. Black limba is also resistant to decay and insect damage, making it a good choice for outdoor applications.

Overall, black limba lumber is a high-quality, versatile wood that is valued by woodworkers for its unique appearance and strength.

Common Names:  Limba, Black Limba, White Limba, Korina, Afara
Scientific Names: Terminalia superba
Distribution: Tropical western Africa
Janka Hardness: 670 lbf (2,990 N)

LENGTH 75" to 83" (Inches)
WIDTH 5" to 10" (Inches)
THICKNESS Nominal Thickness 4/4
(The planning/smoothing process removes some thickness)
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GRADE Select and Better
Package Available in 5, 10, and 20 Boardfeets - Choose your preferred package

How To Order Lumber
What is Nominal & Actual Thickness?


Exotic Wood Zone offers some of the finest Exotic Woods and American Hardwood Lumbers. These Hardwood Lumbers are consistently dried to a moisture content between 6-8% and properly conditioned. 


About Lumber Sizes

Width: 5" to 10"

The price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. If you need custom widths, please contact us. (We also provide straight edge rip for free)

Length: 75" to 83"

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. The length you receive depends on how much you order.

Thickness: 1"

Also known as 4/4,
4/4 lumber is a nominal measurement of 1 inches thick. (this is rough swan lumber)
If you need a planned and smooth surface, we provide it at no cost. (Note: the planning process removes some thickness.)
See Surface Finishing Details


Due to costs, we will not ship over 7 ft in Length.

If you need more than 20 board feet, feel free to contact us. We are happy to serve you better for 100% satisfaction.


How To Order Lumber


Choose the wood species and thickness according to your needs.


Decide and choose how much you need in board feet.


Now choose the surfacing options to get the perfect lumber you want.


What Is Surface Finishing/Planing?

Rough Sawn- The edges are rough cut and both surfaces will be unplanned.

SLR1E (straight line ripped one edge )- one edge is ripped straight.

SLR2E (straight line ripped two edges)- two edges is ripped straight.

S2S - The board has been run through a planer producing two flat faces, but the edges are le