African Celtis Lumber Natural Grade

Celtis Slect Lumber Thumbnail.jpg
Celtis Slect Lumber Thumbnail.jpg

African Celtis Lumber Natural Grade


African Celtis Clear Grade Lumber

Add To Cart

All Lumber Sold Per Board Foot and Kiln Dried.

Celtis lumber comes clear grade or with black natural streaks of mineral deposits in the wood. The black streaks in the lumber are natural and are of a random pattern.  Please see our photo gallery of installed Celtis Natural Flooring for better understanding of the natural finished look.

Brenco Exotic Woods, when the ordinary will not do!!!

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 = Yellow / Brown

Steamed = Yes