With Landscape grade Landscape grade each individual piece of Black Locust wood is carefully inspected to ensure quality and durability. Visually, Black Locust wood is known for its knots, mineral streaks, checks, and bark insertions. All sound knots are admitted in this landscape 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.
Black Locust wood is harder than White Oak. We measure hardness of wood with the Janka Hardness scale: the higher the number the tougher the wood. Black Locust wood’s Janka hardness scale is 1,700 lbf (7,560 N) compared to White Oak Janka hardness scale of 1,360 (6,000 N).