Beli (Julbernardia pellegriniana)

Beli Wood Details (Know Your Wood)

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light brown, commonly with alternating darker stripes throughout. Quartersawn sections in particular exhibit a Zebrawood-like appearance. Wide sapwood is a pale yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood, and lacks the darker stripes.

Workability: Generally easy to work with hand and machine tools, though tearout can occur on sections with interlocked grain. Beli is considered to be somewhat unstable in service, with high movement. The wood will also react with ferrous metals, developing stains and discolorations when in contact with iron. Glues and finishes well.

Grain/Texture: Grain is usually interlocked, with a uniform medium to coarse texture. Moderate natural luster.

Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; very large pores in no specific arrangement, very few; heartwood mineral/gum deposits occasionally present; parenchyma lozenge, confluent, and marginal; narrow rays, spacing close.

Rot Resistance:Rated as moderately durable, with moderate resistance to insect attack.

Common Uses:Cabinetry, veneer, flooring, and interior millwork.

Comments: A more economical (though much more uncommon) substitute for Zebrawood. Beli usually lacks the contrast between dark and light portions that are seen on Zebrawood, Black and White Ebony, and spalted woods.

Beli (Julbernardia pellegriniana): Available in Logs/Customised Form

Product Details

Common Name(s): Beli,

Scientific Name: Julbernardia pellegriniana

Distribution: Africa (Cameroon, Gabon)

Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 48 lbs/ft3 (770 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .60, .77

Janka Hardness: 1,480 lbf (6,580 N)

Modulus of Rupture: 19,540 lbf/in2 (134.8 MPa)

Elastic Modulus: 2,334,000 lbf/in2 (16.09 GPa)

Crushing Strength: 9,740 lbf/in2 (67.2 MPa)

Shrinkage:Radial: 4.4%, Tangential: 9.2%,

Volumetric: 13.7%, T/R Ratio: 2.1

Shipping Details

  • Available in Logs/Swan Boules/Lumber/Customised Form

  • Loading Port; Douala/Mombassa

  • Avg Lengh : – Around 12 Meter Max. (if loading is in containers)

  • One Container we can load around 19 to 22CBM.

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