Limba wood is an exotic species of wood native to the tropical areas of west Africa. A hardwood, recognised by its light colouring, which is produced from the ‘white limba’ tree, or its dark stripe appearance, which comes from the ‘black limba’ or ‘korina’ hardwood tree. White limba is an extremely light golden colour and is famed for its use in the production of all sorts of musical instruments, including Gibson guitars.
Often used today as an alternative to mahogany, thanks to its straight grain, limba wood, which is a softwood, changes colour as it matures. The texture of limba wood is moderately coarse with (most commonly) a fairly straight grain. Acknowledged as being easy to work with and to cut, nail and glue, limba wood takes on stains and finishes particularly well, making it an equally popular choice for both indoor and outdoor joinery projects.
Limba worktops boast a stunning, pale colour, which will enhance any style of kitchen. Still a relatively unusual choice of timber for worktops, it will really help you make a statement in your kitchen. Made up of selected, graded and kiln dried staves of limba wood which have been joined together to create a solid panel of timber, limba worktops are particularly hard-wearing, stable and durable, enabling them to stand up to the challenges of even the busiest kitchens. With the right finishing and treatment, it will last and mature to fit your style perfectly.