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LOCUST, MISC

botanical name unknown

There are almost 4 dozen species from about a dozen genera (including Gleditsia, which includes honey locust, and Robinia, which includes black locust) that have locust as all or part of one or more of their common names. If a wood is not readily identifiable as black locust or honey locust (which have their own pages on this web site) I put it here. Also, there are occasional woods that are identified as some other kind of locust all together and those also go here.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of water locust / Gleditsia aquatica --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of bristly locust / Robinia bispida --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


The Wood Book pics


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
water locust (Gleditschia monosperma) from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for all 3 views. This wood is closely related to honey locust, more than black locust, and reportedly is often indistinguishable from honey locust when in plank form (the TREES can be distinguished).

web pics:


plank only identified as "locust", but most likely this is black locust


planks only identified as "locust" but most likely these are honey locust


planks only identified as "locust"


two views of a plank listed as "locust burl" --- I suspect this is black locust, not honey locust, and pretty clearly the burl is only on the right end of the plank, which then has little curly figure, then transitions to just a flat cut plank.


locust burl --- no idea whether these are black locust or honey locust


pen blanks just identified as "locust burl".


Chinese locust


west indian locust veneer


bowl only identified as locust, but I'm pretty confident that it is black locust


bowl identified only as locust ... I think it's probably honey locust but can't swear to it


bowl that pretty much HAS to be black locust, although not specificially identified as such (just locust)