Black Locust is known as the 100-year wood because it is a natural rot-resilient wood. This resistance is due to the naturally occurring oils, making this species unique in its own right. Before the advent of pressure treated wood, farmers would use Black Locust for fence post. Today, people are rediscovering this old wisdom as an option to chemically treated wood.
Although it is difficult to work with, its longevity, along with unique color and graining make it the best sustainable alternative for outdoor lumber applications. It is can be used as an alternative to Epi wood, which is harvested from the rainforest or pressure treated southern yellow pine.
Native Lumber only offers Black Locust in sawed lumber, not round stock because our timber harvesters only harvest selective mature trees.
We also build custom garden beds with our black locust. Call 845.246.0373 for more details.
Popular usage includes:
5/4 random length decking
Raised garden beds