Poculi 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Poculi 4/4 Lumber
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$19.99
$8.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $8.99 /Bd. Ft. (55% off)
100+ $8.09 /Bd. Ft. (60% off)

The actual footage you receive will be slightly different from what you order, therefore your final billed amount will be a little different. This is because we hand select your lumber from inventory of various widths and lengths - every board is unique and different in size (except thickness).
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Board Foot Cheat Sheet
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hardwood lumber sizes
Poculi lumber comes in random widths and lengths, with a uniform thickness.
Here's what you can expect:
13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this wood.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range.
  • Request special width selection using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form.
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

6' to 14' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock at any given time. But there are some things to know:

No Minimum Purchase
We're easy to buy from! That means we can cut you a short piece(s) from long boards if you want.

Length Shipping Restrictions

Almost a dead-ringer for Zebrawood: same pale creamy tan color with definitive dark lines. Poculi, though, has a pinkish cast to it. Quite hard and heavy with a straight even grain.

About Poculi (Berlinia spp)

Weight

3.75

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

1280

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

0.72

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

map of where Poculi tree grows
Poculi is an exotic wood from Africa

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
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
other names for Poculi
Other Names
Ebiara, Berlinia, Poculi, Red Zebrawood
uses for Poculi
Some Typical Uses
Decorative items, turnings, home furnishings, furniture
More Poculi!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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4.5
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5 (1)
4 (1)
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1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
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4 (1)
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1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
2 Total Reviews
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May 29, 2018
5 out of 5
Great wood and a great shopping experience.
Review by  HarvJan's Crafts from Valley Springs, CA
Was hard to find, but Woodworkers Source had it and had a good price. Now here is the kicker, not only did they have a good price, they called me and said they just lowered the price and would adjust my invoice. I ordered another 10 bd ft because of it. Now that is service. I love the wood and use it when I need a grass looking piece on my Intarsia.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 10, 2016
4 out of 5
Very pleased with Poculi
Review by  DonV from Tampa, FL
The color and growth ring pattern on the board I received were great - nice and even on both counts - albeit what I ordered was fairly small (4x30). Slightly surprised to find 3 pinholes tho - but nothing that can't be dealt with. Overall this wood is pretty much like oak in weight, hardness, and grain - it's gonna need filling one way or another if you're looking for a glassy finish. Was pleased to the point that I ordered it again - roughly double the size - and got another great board. Give it a try!
Recommended
2 Total Reviews
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