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Wood Properties of Black Locust

Black Locust Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Black Locust Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Black Locust Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Black Locust Available As Lumber
Yes

Black Locust Available as Veneer
Yes

Black Locust Available only in small sizes
No

Black Locust Bending Strength
High

Black Locust Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Black Locust Botanical Name
Robinia pseudoacacia

Black Locust Carving
Difficult to carve

Black Locust Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Black Locust Color of Wood
Yellow or Golden Brown

Black Locust Contrast between growth rings
Ring Porous

Black Locust Crushing Strength
High

Black Locust Decorative Figure
No

Black Locust Density
Very high

Black Locust Drilling
Insufficient Data Available

Black Locust Fill before Finishing
May require a filler depending on the intended result

Black Locust Gluing
Average - Requires control

Black Locust Grain
Straight

Black Locust Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Well-defined or Conspicuous growth ring

Black Locust Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Black Locust Hand Tooling
Somewhat difficult

Black Locust Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Black Locust Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Black Locust Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Black Locust Interlocked Grain
No

Black Locust Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

Black Locust Machine Tools
Average

Black Locust Mortising
Insufficient Data Available

Black Locust Movement after drying
Moderate

Black Locust Nail Holding
Very good - Nails are very difficult to pull out

Black Locust Nailing
Tends to split wood - Requires pre-drilled pilot hole

Black Locust Natural Durability
Moderately durable

Black Locust Number of Knots
Intermediate

Black Locust Painting
Fair

Black Locust Planing
Average

Black Locust Polishing
Fair

Black Locust Pounds per cubic foot maximum
48

Black Locust Pounds per cubic foot minimum
48

Black Locust Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Black Locust Sanding
Insufficient Data Available

Black Locust Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Black Locust Screw Holding
Very Good - Difficult to remove screws

Black Locust Screwing
Tends to split wood - Requires pre-drilled pilot holes

Black Locust Shaping
Insufficient Data Available

Black Locust Size of Knots
Intermediate

Black Locust Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Black Locust Specific Gravity
Very high

Black Locust Specific Gravity maximum
.69

Black Locust Specific Gravity minimum
.69

Black Locust Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Black Locust Steam Bending
Very Good

Black Locust Stiffness
High

Black Locust Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Black Locust Texture of the Wood
Coarse

Black Locust Toughness
Moderate

Black Locust Turning
Good

Black Locust Weight
Heavy

Black Locust Wood Defects
Check (or split,) warp

Black Locust Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Black Locust Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Black Locust Use for Carving
no

Black Locust Use for Cooperage
no

Black Locust Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Black Locust Use for Flooring
no

Black Locust Use for Furniture
no

Black Locust Use for Handles
no

Black Locust Use for Heavy Construction
no

Black Locust Use for Inlay
no

Black Locust Use for Interior Finish
no

Black Locust Use for Light Construction
YES

Black Locust Use for Marine Applications
no

Black Locust Use for Marquetry
no

Black Locust Use for Millwork
no

Black Locust Use for Models and Patterns
no

Black Locust Use for Musical Instruments
no

Black Locust Use for Novelties
no

Black Locust Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Black Locust Use for Shingles
no

Black Locust Use for Sports Equipment
no

Black Locust Use for Turnery
no

Black Locust Use for Woodenware
no





     
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