Beli » Julbernardia pellegriniana

Why Beli?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

Loaded with delightful, dense high-contrast stripes of creamy and chocolate brown. You'll be amazed at how the wood glimmers with a finish. It's hard but not difficult - use this wood for any kind of decorative project that needs a special touch.
Beli grows in Africa

map of where Beli grows
color of Beli
Color Range
Alternating medium brown stripes with light brown heartwood
other names for Beli
Other Names
Ekop, Beli, Awoura
uses for Beli
Some Typical Uses
Boat building, Cabinetmaking, Carvings, Decorative veneer, Domestic flooring, Handles, Interior trim, Joinery, Ladders , Novelties, Plywood, Bedroom suites, Building construction, Canoes, Construction, Decorative plywood, Drawer sides, Excelsior, Factory construction, Figured veneer, Flooring, Furniture , Interior construction, Kitchen cabinets, Lifeboats, Living-room suites, Millwork, Moldings, Office furniture, Parquet flooring, Radio, stereo, TV cabinets, Shafts/Handles, Shipbuilding, Structural plywood, Sub-flooring, Tool handles, Trimming, Utility plywood, Veneer, Wainscotting, Woodwork
the Beli tree
What's the Tree Like?
A modest sized tree 60-80ft tall and 3-5ft wide once mature.


lbs /Bd. Ft.
18.72% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
14.73% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
25.00% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Beli:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Beli Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Beli Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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