Latin: Terminalia superba Origin: Tropical Western Africa
Black Limba comes from West Africa and has distinct pale heartwood with dark streaks running through the pieces. It is a wood that is very workable, not hard on your tools and has a mild odor while being worked.
It is commonly used for veneer, plywood, musical instruments such as electric guitar bodies, and turned items.
Tropical Exotic Hardwood
Uniform coarse texture, moderate luster
Straight to slightly interlocked
Rare risk of skin and respiratory irritation
Pale creamy yellow to light golden brown with dark grey to black streaks