Architectural Elements & Components

Black Locust architectural elements are the unique details that together, create another dimension to the design of buildings, structures, and homes. These Black Locust designs exemplify and celebrate the connection and balance between the natural and built worlds.

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.

Details

  • Grading

PREMIUM GRADE

The 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.

Landscape 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. In organic and sustainable farms Black Locust is mainly utilized for flower beds, small garden items, composting beds, chicken coops and rustic agricultural products.

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Longevity

Black Locust is rot-resistant due to its natural genetic makeup. Natural rot-resistance, water-resistance, and anti-fungal properties give Black Locust a lifetime of 50+ years. Its durability and strength make it an excellent and long-lasting landscape surface.

Heat Island Effect

The light color and material properties of Black Locust make it a cooler alternative to concrete and other landscape surfaces, thus reducing the heat island effect. The heat island effect is the difference in temperature between a developed area and natural area. The addition of plants or moss between the pavers can help further reduce the heat absorbed by the ground covering.

Sustainability

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.

Chemical Free

Black Locust is 100% naturally rot resistant. No enhancement products such as oils, stains, or paints are required to maintain the beauty and longevity of Black Locust Material. By utilizing additives, this creates required maintenance to the wood. The UV denigration of oiled, paint, and or stained Black Locust Material will Be subject to frequent maintenance to restore evenness to the overall color.

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