[Greenbuilding] Black Locust instead of Ipe

Sacie Lambertson sacie.lambertson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 19:10:02 PST 2011

Clarke, Honey Locust is entirely different than Black Locust.  The former
could never be substituted for the latter unless you were to use in indoors
and wanted a wood with a totally different look.

Honey Locust rots easily, practically if you just look at it.  OTOH it is a
beautiful wood when milled and if it doesn't have insects in it, is
beautiful as interior wood (though not as pretty as is Kentucky Coffee, but


On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM, Clarke Olsen <colsen at fairpoint.net> wrote:

> I've used Locust for decks, railings, and outdoor tables; it's great.
> Perhaps kiln drying causes stress:
> everything I've worked with has been ar dried, and has been fairly stable.
> My problem is, I don't know
> Black Locust from Honey Locust, or how much it matters.
>  Clarke Olsen
> 373 route 203
> Spencertown, NY 12165
> 518-392-4640
> colsen at fairpoint.net
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