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Premium Black Limba 8/4 Lumber

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Yes, we do all kind of surface finishing (eg: S2S, S3S, S4S) for free.

    Premium Black Limba 8/4 Lumber - Exotic Wood Zone - Buy online Across USA
    Premium Black Limba 8/4 Lumber - Exotic Wood Zone - Buy online Across USA
    Premium Black Limba 8/4 Lumber - Exotic Wood Zone - Buy online Across USA
    Premium Black Limba 8/4 Lumber - Exotic Wood Zone - Buy online Across USA
    Premium Black Limba 8/4 Lumber - Exotic Wood Zone - Buy online Across USA

    Black Limba

    Black limba lumber is a type of wood that comes from the terminalia superba tree, which is primarily found in West Africa. The tree is native to countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon. These regions provide the ideal climate and conditions for the growth of Terminalia superba, allowing it to flourish and develop its unique characteristics. 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.  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. The timber has an attractive dark brown or black colour with a distinctive grain pattern. It is prized for its strength, durability, and beautiful appearance.

    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"(Inches)
    WIDTH 5" to 7" (Inches)
    THICKNESS Nominal Thickness 8/4
    (The planning/smoothing process removes some thickness)
    See Explanations
    MOISTER CONTENT 7% to 9%
    GRADE Select & Better

    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 7"

    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"

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

    Thickness: 2"

    Also known as 8/4,
    8/4 lumber is a nominal measurement of 2 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 50 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 left rough.

    S3S - The board has been surfaced S2S first, then one edge is ripped straight (also known as SLR1E or straight line ripped one edge).

    S4S - The board has surfaced on both faces (S2S) and received a rip on both edges, resulting in a board with two flat and parallel faces and two flat and parallel edges. This is the stuff you usually find for sale in the hardwood section of big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.
    Note: Planing will reduce the total board feet you receive slightly. Moreover, the actual thickness may vary slightly.


    You take the length x width x thickness and then divide this by 144 (if all measurements are in inches)Here’s an example. A Lumber piece measures 20” wide, 48” long, and 1” thick Then the board feet will be 20 x 48 x 1

    Yes, most of our lumber, luthier products, turning blanks, bowl blanks, etc are all rough cut. We do plane body blanks and this option is added when you buy. We do plane them down at no extra cost.

    Nominal sizes harken back to the original rough green lumber sizes. The actual sizes are sizes after drying and surfacing the rough green lumber on all four sides.

    Nominal Thickness Actual Thickness (S1S) Actual Thickness (S2S)
    4/4 (1") inch 7/8 inch 13/16 inch
    6/4 (1-1/2") inch 1-3/8 inch 1-5/16 inch
    8/4 (2") inch 1-13/16 inch 1-3/4 inch
    12/4 (3") inch 2-13/16 inch 2-3/4 inch
    16/4 (4") inch 3-13/16 inch 3-3/4 inch

    Yes, we do custom size orders. But there has to be a minimum of $200 order. But again we try our best to help out in other cases if we can.
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    Yes, we utilize a network of freight companies and are happy to arrange that for you.

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