African Celtis Natural Light - Celtis mildbraedii

Janka Hardness = 1670

Photosensitivity = Yes (Lightens)

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Scientific Name = Celtis mildbraedii
Trade Name = African Celtis
Family Name = Ulmaceae
Synonyms = Celtis usambarensis
Common Names = African celtis, Akpula, Asan, Atako, Ba, Bolunde, Bolwe, Busoga, Celtis, Esa, Esa-fufu, Esa-kokoo, Esa-pa, Gombe, Gombi, Isa, Isa fufuo, Ita, Ita gidi, Ita-gangan, Ita-ita, Itako, Kabaranga, Kalulu, Kayombo, Kiambo, Killiakamba, Lufugo, Luniumbo, Luniumbu, Mengo, Mgua, Mudengwa, Mukokukoma, Mukomakoma, Namanuka, Odu, Odu elias, Ohia, Ohia noleghe, Ohianameme, Omoin, Shiunza, Tongo, Uta, Yisa
Regions of Distribution = Africa
Countries of Distribution = Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire

Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = 18,428 psi or 1,295 kg/cm2
Density = 46 Lbs/Ft3 or 737 kg/m3
Janka Hardness = 1670
Hardness = 1,534 lbs. or 696 kg
Impact Strength = 38 in or 96 cm
Maximum Crushing Strength = 8,754 psi or 615 kg/cm2
Shearing Strength = 2205 psi or 155 kg/cm2
Stiffness = 2,208,000 psi or 155,000 kg/cm2
Specific Gravity = 0.59
Work to Maximum Load =
Weight = 35 Lbs/Ft3 or 560 kg/m3
Radial Shrinkage = 4%
Tangential Shrinkage = 8%
Volumetric Shrinkage = 12%

General Characteristics = Heartwood and sapwood not clearly demarcated, whitish or light yellow, becoming grayish white on exposure often with dark irregular markings. Texture rather fine to coarse; grain straight to irregular, wavy, or interlocked; lustrous; has an apple-like scent in C. africana

Grain = Straight or Interlocked
Texture = Medium and uniform
Movement in Service = Moderate
Photosensitivity = Yes - Lightens
Color = Light Yellow / Brown
Steamed = Yes