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Wood Properties of Limba

Limba Amount of Figure
High

Limba Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

Limba Availability of Wood
Limited

Limba Available As Lumber
Yes

Limba Available as Veneer
Yes

Limba Available only in small sizes
No

Limba Bending Strength
Low

Limba Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Limba Botanical Name
Terminalia superba

Limba Carving
Good, easy to carve

Limba Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Limba Color of Wood
Gray Brown

Limba Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Limba Crushing Strength
Moderate

Limba Decorative Figure
No

Limba Density
Moderate

Limba Drilling
Good

Limba Fill before Finishing
May require a filler depending on the intended result

Limba Gluing
Average - Requires control

Limba Grain
Mostly Straight

Limba Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Well-defined or Conspicuous growth ring

Limba Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Limba Hand Tooling
Average

Limba Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Limba Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Limba Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological problems or skin irritation

Limba Interlocked Grain
No

Limba Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Limba Machine Tools
Average

Limba Mortising
Good

Limba Movement after drying
Low

Limba Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Limba Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Limba Natural Durability
Non-durable

Limba Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Limba Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Limba Planing
Good

Limba Polishing
Good

Limba Pounds per cubic foot maximum
34

Limba Pounds per cubic foot minimum
34

Limba Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Limba Sanding
Insufficient Data Available

Limba Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Limba Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Limba Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Limba Shaping
Good

Limba Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Limba Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Limba Specific Gravity
Moderate

Limba Specific Gravity maximum
.45

Limba Specific Gravity minimum
.45

Limba Staining
Good

Limba Steam Bending
Poor

Limba Stiffness
Low

Limba Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Limba Texture of the Wood
Moderately Coarse

Limba Toughness
Moderate

Limba Turning
Good

Limba Weight
Moderate

Limba Wood Defects
Check (or split), ring check

Limba Work Notes
None

Limba Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Limba Use for Carving
no

Limba Use for Cooperage
no

Limba Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Limba Use for Flooring
no

Limba Use for Furniture
YES

Limba Use for Handles
no

Limba Use for Heavy Construction
no

Limba Use for Inlay
no

Limba Use for Interior Finish
YES

Limba Use for Light Construction
no

Limba Use for Marine Applications
no

Limba Use for Marquetry
no

Limba Use for Millwork
no

Limba Use for Models and Patterns
no

Limba Use for Musical Instruments
no

Limba Use for Novelties
no

Limba Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Limba Use for Shingles
no

Limba Use for Sports Equipment
no

Limba Use for Turnery
no

Limba Use for Woodenware
no





     
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