Frake, also known as Limba is grown in Tropical Western Africa and has a yellowish to golden heartwood, with distinct grey and blacks streaks. The darker figured wood refers to the Black Frake or Limba, While the unfigured refers to White Limba. The sapwood is pale grey and light brown and is not clearly defined form the heartwood.
Grain is slightly interlocked with a somewhat coarse texture, displaying some natural luster.
It is easy to work with both using and machine tools, and glues and finishes well.
Frake is considered vulnerable to insect attack and decay.