Limba is a species of African hardwood from the western tropical part of the continent. This species has a pale yellowish-brown heartwood with a slightly interlocking grain and a coarse texture. Glues, turns, and finishes well, with a very slight blunting effect from a low silica content. Limba is commonly used for furniture, musical instruments, and wood turning projects, and is sometimes available as a veneered plywood sheet. It features a Janka hardness of 670 and weighs 3.1 pounds per board foot.
VARIATIONS AND OPTIONS
4/4 refers to lumber that was cut at 1 inch thickness
15/16ths has been skip planed (a majority of the surfacing work has been done, there may be a few spots that are still rough, but the grain of the particular piece of wood should be visible)
13/16ths is commonly called finish planed. This should be ready for sanding and finish
Ripped 1 Edge is lumber that has been run through a straight-line rip saw. This allows for easy squaring on a table saw.
Sanded refers to a select few lumber options that have been run through a belt sander and are 100% finish ready.
5/4 lumber was sawn at 1.25 inches in thickness.
6/4 lumber was sawn at 1.5 inches in thickness.
8/4 lumber was sawn at 2 inches in thickness.
10/4 lumber was sawn at 2.5 inches in thickness.
12/4 lumber was sawn at 3 inches in thickness.