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Black Locust

Black Locust sample image
(representative sample)

Black Locust, also known as Pseudo Acacia and as Robinia, is a great alternative to the endangered hardwoods from tropical countries. In fact, the Rainforest Alliance promotes the use of Black Locust, readily available here in the US, for outdoor projects and boats. Is it true that Abe Lincoln chopped Black Locust to make fence posts? So goes the legend. Black Locust is a tough wood with a willingness to be steam-bent. Its color, different from many of the other woods we carry, ranges from greenish-yellow to dark brown. Its grain is open, dense, and beautiful. It is stable once it's cured.

Somewhat similar in appearance to Black Locust, Honey Locust is technically in a different genus, (Robinia and Gleditsia, respectively), and telling the two apart is somewhat similar to separating White and Red Oak - the pores of Black Locust are packed with tyloses, while they are absent in the pores of Honey Locust. Honey Locust heartwood is a medium to light reddish brown. Wide sapwood is a light yellow, clearly distinguished from the heartwood.

Both Black and Honey Locust can be challenging to work with because they are extremely hard, but they are prized because the heartwood is rot resistant and long-lasting. We find that if you take your time in turning it, it turns well, though it helps to use sharp tools if you are new to working with it.

Black Locust Products

Note: our wood products are sold with no guarantee of moisture content.
Send us an email or call (800) 556-3106 with any questions or to request more specific photos of a piece.

Woodturning Blanks Woodturning Blanks
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
BL 12E:
12" x 2" x 2"
BL 12E
$15.00
HL 5A:
5" x 5" x 3" Honey Locust
HL 5A
$16.00
HL 5C:
5" x 5" x 3.25" Honey Locust
HL 5C
$16.00
HL 5D:
5" x 5" x 3.25" Honey Locust
HL 5D
$16.00
BL 12A:
12" x 2" x 2" Black Locust
BL 12A
$21.00
BL 12E:
12.5" x 2" x 2"
BL 12E
$21.00
HL 10D:
10" x 3" x 3" Honey Locust
HL 10D
$24.00
BL 12B:
12" x 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Black Locust
BL 12B
$25.00
HL 6J:
6" x 6" x 3.25" Honey Locust
HL 6J
$26.00
HL 6D:
6" x 6" x 3" Honey Locust
HL 6D
$26.00
SOLD!
HL 6K:
6" x 6" x 3" Quarter-sawed Honey Locust
HL 6K
$26.00
HL 6A:
Honey Locust 6" x 6" x 3"
HL 6A
$26.00
HL 6H:
6" x 6" x 3.25" Honey Locust
HL 6H
$26.00
HL 6I:
6" x 6" x 3.25" Honey Locust
HL 6I
$26.00
HL 12E:
12" x 3" x 3" Honey Locust
HL 12E
$28.00
HL 12F:
12" x 3" x 3" Honey Locust
HL 12F
$28.00
HL 12G:
12" x 3" x 3" Honey Locust
HL 12G
$28.00
HL 12H:
Honey Locust 12" x 4" x 4"
HL 12H
$39.00
HL 12C:
Honey Locust 12" x 4" x 4"
HL 12C
$39.00
HL 12I:
Honey Locust 12" x 4" x 4"
HL 12I
$39.00
HL 12D:
Honey Locust 12" x 4" x 4"
HL 12D
$39.00
HL 9A:
9" x 9" x 3" Honey Locust
HL 9A
$44.00
SOLD!
BL 12C:
12" x 4 3/4" x 2 1/4" Black Locust
BL 12C
$45.00
HL 12B:
12" x 12" x 4" Honey Locust
HL 12B
$88.00
HL 11A:
11" x 6" x 6" Honey Locust
HL 11A
$94.00
Woodturning Pen Blanks Woodturning Pen Blanks
Details Price Quantity
Pen blanks:
One dozen pen blanks. Approx. 7/8"x7/8"x5-1/4" size per blank.
$13.00
Burl Wood Burl Wood
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
BLB 4PK:
1.5" up to 5" Four pack.
BLB 4PK
$15.00
BLB 13A:
Black Locust burl 13.5" x 13.5" x 6.5"
BLB 13A
$45.00
BLB 14A:
14" x 13" 7.5"
BLB 14A
$120.00
Burl Caps
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
BLB 5A:
5" x 5" x 3"
BLB 5A
$20.00
BLB 7B:
7" x 4.5" x 4.5"
BLB 7B
$25.00
BLB 6A:
6" x 5" x 3.5"
BLB 6A
$28.00
BLB 6B:
6" x 6" x 4.75"
BLB 6B
$50.00
BLB 10A:
10" x 9" x 4"
BLB 10A
$50.00
BLB 7A:
7" x 7" x 4.75"
BLB 7A
$65.00
SOLD!
BLB 9A:
9" x 9" x 5"
BLB 9A
$85.00
BLB 17B:
17" x 14" x 6"
BLB 17B
$125.00
BLB 17A:
17" x 14" x 10"
BLB 17A
$225.00
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