Architectural Elements & Components
Black Locust architectural elements are the unique details that together, create another dimension to the design of buildings, structures, and homes. As a custom manufacturer, we are able to supply unique components to sustainable architectural design projects. Black Locust Lumber is your experienced source when it comes to BREEAM, LEED Projects, Living Building Challenge, and FSC® Certification.
The wood is dense, durable and rot-resistant —making it ideal for outdoor architectural elements and components. Black Locust’s durability is due to the presence of its natural chemical composition. Black Locust has excellent dimensional stability and is prone to minimal shrinkage for a lifetime of 50 years or more.
Black Locust architectural elements and components are an alternative to chemically treated lumber and endangered tropical hardwoods. No additional chemicals or surface treatments are required to extend the life and durability of Black Locust.
Carbon Positive Product
Black Locust has many environmental advantages. Carbon sequestration occurs naturally in Black Locust, and its durability allows this sequestration to exceed beyond 50 years. Our Black Locust products are minimally processed during the manufacturing, therefore, our CO2 emissions are greatly reduced.
PREMIUM GRADEThe grades are based on the percentage of clear, defect-free wood in the board. With Premium Grade, each piece is individually inspected to ensure premium quality, durability and appearance. Visually, Black Locust is known for its knots, mineral streaks, checks, minor grub holes, and bark insertions. To ensure superior appearances, only the most appealing pieces qualify as Premium Grade. Sound included knots, 3″ in diameter and less, minor mineral streaks and small bark insertions are admitted to highlight characteristics of the Black Locust species. Checks less than 1/12th of the board length are also admitted.
NO.1 GRADEWith No.1 Grade, each individual piece of Black Locust is carefully inspected to ensure quality and durability. Visually, Black Locust is known for its knots, mineral streaks, checks and bark insertions. All sound knots are admitted in this grade. All other characteristics that do not affect the durability of this product are also admitted — surface checks, mineral streaks, bark insertions, and grub holes. A popular product, without the premiere price. Please contact a Black Locust specialist for more information.