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 still at heart, a traditional publication. For some reason i think it might haved reffered to the color. Identifying and using hundreds of woods worldwide by eric meier 20151010 by isbn. Has anyone here had any experience with staining black limba korina. Limba is a very large tropical tree native to western africa. There is a wide range of density in this wood specie. Its also commonly used as a mahogany substitute in the furniture industryso my.
I would classify this wood as being very similar to indian rosewod and wenge. Aug 14, 2011 limba s connection to the music world goes back a long way, says ed roman, head of ed roman guitars in las vegas, nv. Wood slab wood veneer bed frame plans wooden textures woodworking books petrified wood cottage interiors types of wood wood species. But, much of the korinalimba i see more recently such as black limbawhite limba like on the thorns, et.
Natural resources conservation service plants database. Freshly sawn heartwood is pale yellow or yellowish brown and darkens on exposure to air. Zebrawood has a coarse texture with an interlocked or wavy grain. 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. Its a character led tale set in a fictional small town called banktoun near edinburgh. I like this wood and wouldnt hesitate to substitute it for mahogany. Sapwood is a pale greyish to yellowish brown, not clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Tonewood choices vary greatly among different instrument types. Im seeing the grinch who stole christmas top center. Black locust is a tough wood with a willingness to be steambent. White limbais the same lightweight, extraordinarily decorative, and nice to work wood. Nov 03, 2015 everything thats made the wood database website.
The introductory chapters about wood structure, etc, are really good. Jun 28, 2012 black wood is a debut psychological thriller that has been sitting on my kindle for a while. White limba 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. A handbook, published by the usda forest products lab. A live edge walnut book matched conference table taylor donsker design. Limbas connection to the music world goes back a long way, says ed roman, head of ed roman guitars in las vegas, nv. 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. Has anyone here had any experience with staining black limbakorina. I believe that the most interesting use for black limba is in its use in tabletop tennis paddles.
However, other woods in the swartzia genus have been reported to cause skin. Limba terminalia superba, also referred to as afara, is widely distributed from sierra leone to angola and zaire in the rainforest and savanna forest. 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. Magickal properties of wood from project fey for pagans. Black wood is a debut psychological thriller that has been sitting on my kindle for a while. Even though the issues are optimised and available for electronic platforms, were. Black limba is the heart wood and the white limba is the sap wood from the same tree. Limba grows in savannah and rain forests all over west africa from sierra leone to angola and the congo. Some confusion has arisen regarding the difference between white afara limba and black afara. Im working on a warmoth project and i went with black korina for the body. Mersawa wood is light in color and has a moderately coarse texture. Basically, this means that some boards can be ridiculously heavy while others are light. 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 grows to 60 m tall, with a domed or flat crown, and a trunk typically clear of.
Limba is also favored as a plantation species in west africa. Black limba terminalia superba is a large tree native to tropical western africa. 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. 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. Guitar makers generally favor quartersawn wood because it provides added stiffness and dimensional stability. In ghana it is called ofram, while on the ivory coast it is known as frake, akom in cameroon and afara in nigeria.
Wood database and searchable library woodworkers source. Watch the hot porn video black cock in the woods for free. Place your order online and well ship within 1 business day. This wood is found in the equatorial forests of west africa.
Similar in tone to brazilian mahogany, with slightly more mids. Im slowly grinding my way through roughly 800 wood species that have still yet to be listed on the site. See the articles wood allergies and toxicity and wood dust safety for more information. For a given variety of wood, the wood database has images of the wood grain.
Tropical western africa average dried weight 35lbsft3 janka hardness 670 lbf ref. Korina is the holy grail of woods for guitars and has been since gibson. The wood is either quite light and known as white limba or contains dark stripes in which case it is known as black limba. Has anyone here had any experience with staining black limba. 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. Wood database hardwood and softwood identification guide. Queenwood the wood database lumber identification hardwood. 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. Black limba is a close, straight grained timber, sometimes with interlocked or wavy grain producing excellent figure, with a moderately coarse but even texture. Black limba is a softer wood, about like alder, and it is a very porous wood. It is one of the applications in cirads wood database, which combines the technological. Bow woods from a mathematical perspective top ten hardest woods. Bloodwood 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. Black limba is about the same as mahogany in weight, hardness and texture. See more ideas about wood species, hardwood and wood. Limba is a light yellowish to golden brown, sometimes with grey to nearly black streaks and veins, black limba is with such darker figuring.
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. This is a list of woods, most commonly used in the timber and lumber trade. Other notable grain appearances, such as streaked or duotoned woods black limba, zebrawood. Its better than most of the other reference books i have. Its a great resource for anyone who works with wood. Instead of sporadic black lines throughout, white limba is a uniform color devoid of black.
The pores are small enough that one can finish the wood without filling it. This portal is an active b2b website for all wood suppliers and their products like wood. Heartwood is a light yellowish to golden brown, sometimes with grey to nearly black streaks and veins. Im working my way alphabetically by botanical name, so check out the latest added wood to see where im at in the queue. Prices are moderate for an imported hardwood, though figured wood such as black limba is likely to be more expensive. Linkpage citation limba is one of many woods in the world that go by several different names. Black limba has wonderful tonal properties and is suitable for both solidbody guitars and acoustic guitars.
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. Guitarbench is designed to be an electronic magazine, but with a familiar, print face. Unlike a wood like ebony, limba, or korina as we call it, is easy to. 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.
Published on september 23, 2008 october 17, 2010 by terence. Terminalia superba, the superb terminalia, limba, or afara uk, korina us, frake africa, african limba wood, is a large tree in the family combretaceae. The wood database lists the average density at 35 lb per cubic foot but that is based off a wide span. There is no such thing as a white or black limba tree. Identifying and using hundreds of woods worldwide by. The black heartwood rarely exceeds 30% of the diameter of the tree. Limba wood exotic wood is relatively soft and easy to work. The wood is either a light white limba or korina or with dark stripes black limba hardwood. In the united states, limba is often called korina, a ed name used originally for limba plywood, according to the book wood. In relatively good supply and available in board and veneer form. 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. The heartwood will sometimes have nearly black markings that produced an attractive figure. 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.
Hearne hardwoods with over 140 species of domestic and exotic hardwoods in stock, is one of the largest specialty lumber yards in the world. Black limba riser block bl0011 big jims bow company. Nargusta the wood database lumber identification hardwood. Has anyone here had any experience with staining black. Limba the wood database lumber identification hardwood.
The base color is pale yellow and the streaks vary in shade from a greyish brown to black. Samples scanned are from burl wood, and do not represent regular lumber. Brazilian rosewood, east indian, and other rosewoods. 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. 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.
Sold as normal limba if the dark wood is less than 15% of the diameter concerned. 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. Indian laurel terminalia elliptica indian silver greywood terminalia bialata limba terminalia superba. Ive read that these are one in the same, and that korina was a name given to limba by gibson. Eric meier, who ownsruns the wood database web site has now published a really good wood book, called wood. Idigbo 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. Sep 23, 2008 this timber has distinctive light and dark stripes hence the name zebrawood. Here is what we currently stock in black limba wood veneer sheets. Terminalia superba superb terminalia or limba, afara uk, korina us is a large tree in the family combretaceae, native to tropical western africa. The color has varying degrees of brown to black with a tinge of orange streaking. Oct 27, 2010 guitarbench is designed to be an electronic magazine, but with a familiar, print face. Black limba is considered to be the more expensive figured wood of the different limba types.
I want to stain it a deep blue, but also want the features of the wood grain to pop. The streaks in the grain are a prime example of the beauty of mother nature. Some wood may show a pinkish cast or pink streaks, but these eventually disappear on exposure to air. Black or white, limba is an ideal species for musical instruments and other products. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. If or more of the diameter shows as this dark heart, the wood is marketed as black limba. Zebrawood has a janka rating of 1575 and a specific gravity around 0. Wood database and searchable library lumber for woodworking thats packed professionally, shipped right to your door, and guaranteed 100%. Its color, different from many of the other woods we carry, ranges from greenishyellow to dark brown. Would it be better to use black grain filler then stain blue, stain black followed by sanding back followed by.
Wenge is a very hard, dense wood and when working with it it always gives me slivers. In this section you can find 79 limba wood suppliers registered on our portal. Black limba limba, is available in either black, or white, this example being black. The companies are divided into suppliers for limba beams, limba logs, limba plywoods, limba poles, limba sheets and more.458 1391 717 472 760 264 21 1690 810 853 1003 1275 472 371 112 176 1117 1637 767 255 351 1131 339 718 1485 225 1151 653 286