Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Locust (Robinia Sp)
Status: Secure and available.
Other Common Names: Black Locust
Found in Eastern United States, these members of the Fabaceae family (Robinia) can grow to 100 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter. .
Color is greenish yellow to medium brown.
Medium texture, machining can be troublesome but turns well. Specific Gravity: .66-.82. Avg. Dry Weight: 51 pounds per cubic foot.
Used to make: Flooring, Cabinetry, Turning.
Locust (Robinia Sp.)
Michael T Shue
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