Bete

Family: STERCULIACEAE
Scientific name: Bete, Mansonia
Pilot Names: Assamela, Afrormosia

END USES

Sliced veneer / Ship building / Flooring / Interior joinery / Interior panelling / Glued laminated / Shingles / Shutters / Resistant to acids

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Brown
Sapwood: Clearly demarcated
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,66 0,03
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,44% 0,06%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 7,4% 0,6%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Very durable
Dry wood borers: Durable
Termites: Durable
Use class: Class 3 – Outside

DRYING

Drying rate: Normal to slow
Risk of distortion: No risk or very sligth risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: High risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good
Gluing: Correct