Black limba limba, is available in either black, or white, this example being black. This portal is an active b2b website for all wood suppliers and their products like wood. Oct 27, 2010 guitarbench is designed to be an electronic magazine, but with a familiar, print face. The wood is either a light white limba or korina or with dark stripes black limba hardwood. Here is what we currently stock in black limba wood veneer sheets.
Its color, different from many of the other woods we carry, ranges from greenishyellow to dark brown. Freshly sawn heartwood is pale yellow or yellowish brown and darkens on exposure to air. Black limba the wood database beautiful wood, wood species. Sep 23, 2008 this timber has distinctive light and dark stripes hence the name zebrawood. Black limba riser block bl0011 big jims bow company. Black limba is a softer wood, about like alder, and it is a very porous wood. I want to stain it a deep blue, but also want the features of the wood grain to pop. Its a great resource for anyone who works with wood.
Black limba lumber exotic wood black limba exotic lumber is separated for color and sold as white without black streaks or black with black streaks. Terminalia superba, the superb terminalia, limba, or afara uk, korina us, frake africa, african limba wood, is a large tree in the family combretaceae, native to tropical western africa it grows up to 60 m tall, with a domed or flat crown, and a trunk typically clear of. Place your order online and well ship within 1 business day. Either there have been craftoriented books filled with pretty pictures, but. This wood is found in the equatorial forests of west africa. Linkpage citation limba is one of many woods in the world that go by several different names. Basically, this means that some boards can be ridiculously heavy while others are light. Im working my way alphabetically by botanical name, so check out the latest added wood to see where im at in the queue. The color has varying degrees of brown to black with a tinge of orange streaking. Other notable grain appearances, such as streaked or duotoned woods black limba, zebrawood. Limba is a light yellowish to golden brown, sometimes with grey to nearly black streaks and veins, black limba is with such darker figuring. Its also commonly used as a mahogany substitute in the furniture industryso my brother tells me. Click on an item photo for the net sizes description.
We are a retailer of exotic wood up to 84 inches wide, figured wood, hardwood flooring and millwork services. In this section you can find 79 limba wood suppliers registered on our portal. White limba click on an item photo for the net sizes description. Identifying and using hundreds of woods worldwide by. Has anyone here had any experience with staining black limba. Natural resources conservation service plants database. Tropical western africa average dried weight 35lbsft3 janka hardness 670 lbf ref. Limba the wood database lumber identification hardwood. Black limba is the heart wood and the white limba is the sap wood from the same tree. Unlike a wood like ebony, limba, or korina as we call it, is easy to. Prices are moderate for an imported hardwood, though figured wood such as black limba is likely to be more expensive.
Brazilian rosewood, east indian, and other rosewoods. The woodworkers guide to choosing and using lumber, is fully met by providing quick takes on each tree, with more detailed information on growing region, a bit of history, a bit of tree lore for each species, and often a bit on the complexities of identifying and buying the wood. Zebrawood has a coarse texture with an interlocked or wavy grain. Has anyone here had any experience with staining black. Its better than most of the other reference books i have. Nov 03, 2015 everything thats made the wood database website. The black heartwood rarely exceeds 30% of the diameter of the tree. Wenge is a very hard, dense wood and when working with it it always gives me slivers. Black limba has wonderful tonal properties and is suitable for both solidbody guitars and acoustic guitars. See more ideas about wood species, hardwood and wood. Upper sections of the trees have white heartwood and this is called white limba and is generally sold as a different species on the commercial market. In relatively good supply and available in board and veneer form.
Magickal properties of wood from project fey for pagans. Limba grows in savannah and rain forests all over west africa from sierra leone to angola and the congo. Wood slab wood veneer bed frame plans wooden textures woodworking books petrified wood cottage interiors types of wood wood species. Wood database and searchable library lumber for woodworking thats packed professionally, shipped right to your door, and guaranteed 100%. There is no such thing as a white or black limba tree. Similar in tone to brazilian mahogany, with slightly more mids. Hearne hardwoods with over 140 species of domestic and exotic hardwoods in stock, is one of the largest specialty lumber yards in the world. Limbas connection to the music world goes back a long way, says ed roman, head of ed roman guitars in las vegas, nv. In ghana it is called ofram, while on the ivory coast it is known as frake, akom in cameroon and afara in nigeria. Nargusta the wood database lumber identification hardwood. For a given variety of wood, the wood database has images of the wood grain in various stages of preparation sanded, sealed, endgrain. Bow woods from a mathematical perspective top ten hardest woods. White limbais the same lightweight, extraordinarily decorative, and nice to work wood. Identifying and using hundreds of woods worldwide by eric meier 20151010 by isbn.
For example, if were looking at a warehouse full of lumber bundles and i observe that the average unit size is board feet, that could mean. Im seeing the grinch who stole christmas top center. It grows to 60 m tall, with a domed or flat crown, and a trunk typically clear of branches for much of its height, buttressed at the base. Sapwood is a pale greyish to yellowish brown, not clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Black or white, limba is an ideal species for musical instruments and other products. The pores are small enough that one can finish the wood without filling it. The base color is pale yellow and the streaks vary in shade from a greyish brown to black. Sold as normal limba if the dark wood is less than 15% of the diameter concerned. A live edge walnut book matched conference table taylor donsker design. Black limba, terminalia superba, is a beautiful west african species that has black stripes in the lower trunk of the tree presumably were the tree disposes of its. Queenwood the wood database lumber identification hardwood. Get the hard copy if youre interested in getting all that makes the wood database unique distilled into a single, realworld resource, theres the book thats based on the websitethe bestseller, wood. It is one of the applications in cirads wood database, which combines the technological. A handbook, published by the usda forest products lab.
For a given variety of wood, the wood database has images of the wood grain. Black limba is a close, straight grained timber, sometimes with interlocked or wavy grain producing excellent figure, with a moderately coarse but even texture. See the articles wood allergies and toxicity and wood dust safety for more information. Indian laurel terminalia elliptica indian silver greywood terminalia bialata limba terminalia superba. Limba wood exotic wood is relatively soft and easy to work. Published on september 23, 2008 october 17, 2010 by terence. Its also commonly used as a mahogany substitute in the furniture industryso my. Limba is a very large tropical tree native to western africa. Wood database hardwood and softwood identification guide. For some reason i think it might haved reffered to the color.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. In the united states, limba is often called korina, a ed name used originally for limba plywood, according to the book wood. Heartwood is a light yellowish to golden brown, sometimes with grey to nearly black streaks and veins. I like this wood and wouldnt hesitate to substitute it for mahogany. Instead of sporadic black lines throughout, white limba is a uniform color devoid of black. Some wood may show a pinkish cast or pink streaks, but these eventually disappear on exposure to air.
Black limba, terminalia superba, is a beautiful west african species that has black stripes in the lower trunk of the tree presumably were the tree disposes of its toxins. Black limba is considered to be the more expensive figured wood of the different limba types. The wood is either quite light and known as white limba or contains dark stripes in which case it is known as black limba. Im working on a warmoth project and i went with black korina for the body. Black locust is a tough wood with a willingness to be steambent. Tonewood choices vary greatly among different instrument types.
There is a wide range of density in this wood specie. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. The wood database lists the average density at 35 lb per cubic foot but that is based off a wide span. I would classify this wood as being very similar to indian rosewod and wenge. West and central africa, tropical rain forest along the coast from guinea to angola.
Even though the issues are optimised and available for electronic platforms, were. Would it be better to use black grain filler then stain blue, stain black followed by sanding back followed by. Guitar makers generally favor quartersawn wood because it provides added stiffness and dimensional stability. However, other woods in the swartzia genus have been reported to cause skin. Limba is also favored as a plantation species in west africa. The companies are divided into suppliers for limba beams, limba logs, limba plywoods, limba poles, limba sheets and more.
Has anyone here had any experience with staining black limbakorina. Terminalia superba, the superb terminalia, limba, or afara uk, korina us, frake africa, african limba wood, is a large tree in the family combretaceae. Idigbo the wood database lumber identification hardwood. Soft woods, like spruce, may be split rather than sawn into boards so the board surface follows the grain as much as possible, thus limiting runout. Wood database and searchable library woodworkers source. I believe that the most interesting use for black limba is in its use in tabletop tennis paddles. Terminalia superba superb terminalia or limba, afara uk, korina us is a large tree in the family combretaceae, native to tropical western africa. The streaks in the grain are a prime example of the beauty of mother nature. If or more of the diameter shows as this dark heart, the wood is marketed as black limba. Has anyone here had any experience with staining black limba korina. Bloodwood the wood database lumber identification hardwood.
The introductory chapters about wood structure, etc, are really good. Black limba is about the same as mahogany in weight, hardness and texture. Its a character led tale set in a fictional small town called banktoun near edinburgh. Eric meier, who ownsruns the wood database web site has now published a really good wood book, called wood. The heartwood will sometimes have nearly black markings that produced an attractive figure. Ive read that these are one in the same, and that korina was a name given to limba by gibson. This is a list of woods, most commonly used in the timber and lumber trade. I had recently checked out some wood identification books at the library, and i. Wood with such darker figuring is referred to as black limba, while plain unfigured wood is called white limba. Zebrawood has a janka rating of 1575 and a specific gravity around 0. The database also contains detailed descriptions of both hardwood and softwood types, including identification guide of wood properties that can help you discover and choose perfect wood structure and texture that you require for furniture, decoration, decking and other objects made from wood. Guitarbench is designed to be an electronic magazine, but with a familiar, print face. Jun 28, 2012 black wood is a debut psychological thriller that has been sitting on my kindle for a while.
It grows up to 60 m tall, with a domed or flat crown, and a trunk typically clear of branches for much of its height, buttressed at the base. Im slowly grinding my way through roughly 800 wood species that have still yet to be listed on the site. But, much of the korinalimba i see more recently such as black limbawhite limba like on the thorns, et. Mersawa wood is light in color and has a moderately coarse texture. Some confusion has arisen regarding the difference between white afara limba and black afara. Watch the hot porn video black cock in the woods for free. Black limba terminalia superba is a large tree native to tropical western africa. With the addition of these new sources, along with a growing collection of wood books and other sources scattered across the internet, i was able to expand my original small wood list started back in 2007 into a much larger and more comprehensive collection. Samples scanned are from burl wood, and do not represent regular lumber. Black wood is a debut psychological thriller that has been sitting on my kindle for a while. Korina is the holy grail of woods for guitars and has been since gibson. Even though the issues are optimised and available for electronic platforms, were still at heart, a traditional publication. Limba terminalia superba, also referred to as afara, is widely distributed from sierra leone to angola and zaire in the rainforest and savanna forest. Terminalia superba, the superb terminalia, limba, or afara uk, korina us, frake africa, african limba wood, is a large tree in the family combretaceae, native to tropical western africa.1509 415 381 257 1549 406 242 792 1566 1381 721 899 831 1542 1183 1554 1085 109 442 629 1381 117 623 846 1189 1466 620 710 167 298 517 406 1078 1283 164 1459 509 398