Skip to main content
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is a small to medium size tree that originated in North America. Black Locust wood has little sapwood and heartwood which is pale yellowish brown to golden color with a darker grain color. Black Locust lumber has a straight grain with a coarse texture. Black Locust is extremely hard, heavy and strong. Black Locust also has a high resistance to rot. Black Locust has many similar characteristics and mechanical properties of oak. Therefore, Black Locust could be used as a substitute for many of the same applications as oak, including cabinet making, furniture, millwork, molding, flooring and other general constructions. Also, Black Locust wood is used for fence post and small watercraft.
Cook Lumber Company, when available, has the capabilities to provide small to medium quantities of Black Locust lumber to companies worldwide while complying with all national and international lumber laws.