Poculi // Berlinia spp

Poculi lumber wood, Berlinia spp lumber for woodworking
"The wood is moderately coarse and hard, but generally easy to work with as far as exotic woods are concerned. The wood has a striking resemblance to zebrawood, but has a more rosy red color."
color of Poculi
Color Range
Pale or light pinkish tan with frequent darker stripes of brown
other names for Poculi
Other Names
Ebiara, Berlinia, Poculi, Red Zebrawood
uses for Poculi
Some Typical Uses
Decorative items, turnings, home furnishings, furniture
the Poculi tree
What's the Tree Like?
This is a massive tree that can be as large as 130 feet tall, and more than 5 feet in diameter
Poculi grows in Africa
map of where Poculi grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
4.75% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
-0.78% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
12.50% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak