Name Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as locust, sweet locust, and thorny locust.
Sources Grows in United States and Canada.
Appearance Straight grained with light red to reddish brown heartwood and yellowish sapwood.
Physical Props Heavy, hard, and strong with moderately high shock resistance and stiffness. Very decay resistant heartwood. Stable in use.
Working Props Can be difficult to machine. Pre-drilling required for screwing or nailing. Stains and finishes well.
Uses Used for fenceposts and rails, posts, beams, crossties, rough construction, dowels, concealed furniture parts, decks, chests, chairs, tables, and miscellaneous interior construction.
Comments Limited availability.