limba

Frake

Family: COMBRETACEAE
Scientific name: Terminalia superba
Pilot Names: Fraké, Limba

END USES

Seats / Furniture, components / Veneer for plywood / Interior joinery / Light carpentry / Moulding / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Wood-ware / Glued laminated

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Light yellow
Sapwood: Not demarcated
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight or interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,54 0,07
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,42% 0,07%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 6,1% 0,9%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Poorly durable
Dry wood borers: Susceptible
Termites: Susceptible
Use class: Class 1 – Inside (no dampness)

DRYING

Drying rate: Rapid
Risk of distortion: No risk or very slight risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: No risk or very slight risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good
Gluing: Correct