Black Locust

Black Locust

Beautiful & Versatile


Durable & Rot-Resistant


Sustainable Appalachian Hardwood


Locally Sourced & Dried

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Beautiful & Versatile


Black Locust is used in a wide variety of applications: decking, flooring, furniture, fencing, and more. The gorgeous natural luster and warmth of Black Locust make this wood stand out in any setting.

Durable & Rot-Resistant

Black Locust is naturally durable.

Black Locust can last a century. There are Black Locust posts still standing in Williamsburg, Virginia that have been there for over a hundred years! Even in wettest, most humid conditions, Black Locust can last decades.

Sustainable Appalachian Hardwood

Black Locust is one of the strongest, and stiffest wood species native to North America.


Native Americans utilized Black Locust for bows, tools, building materials, food, and medicines. Because it was such a valued species, indigenous people used the seeds for trade, and spread Black Locust outside of the Appalachian mountain region. When Europeans  arrived on the eastern coastal region, they relied on Black Locust for construction projects. Today, the highest quality Black Locust trees are still found within the Appalachian region.

Black Locust is a fast-growing, resilient species. Because of it's extensive root system, Black Locust can help control erosion in strip-mined areas, burn zones, logged forests, and other stressed areas. Black Locust can help restore these stressed areas by fixing nitrogen in the soil. In the spring, Black Locust flowers are a favorite for honey bees and other pollinators.

Because of it's rapid growth, mechanical properties, and environmental benefits, Black Locust is a premium, sustainable alternative to rainforest species, or chemically treated woods.

Locally Sourced & Kiln Dried


Our Black Locust timber is sourced locally from the Appalachian region and  kiln dried at our Beckley, West Virginia facility. The kiln dried lumber is then is processed at our Princeton, WV location into decking, flooring, furniture, fencing, and more.