||Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
||Also known as yellow locust, acacia, and false acacia.
||Grows in United States and southern Canada.
||Straight, pronounced grain with a coarse, uneven texture. Greenish yellow to dark brown heartwood and narrow, yellowish sapwood.
||Heavy, moderately hard, with high bending and crushing strength, stiffness, shock resistance, and decay resistance.
||Machines well but is difficult to work with hand tools. Tends to dull cutting edges. Steam-bends well. Glues satisfactorily, takes a high polish, finishes easily, and is stable in use. Screwing and nailing can be difficult.
||Used for fenceposts, rails, stakes, crates and boxes, mine equipment, insulator pins, ship treenails, tool handles, woodenware, novelties, outdoor furniture.