Black Locust

Definition

A type of wood that is commonly used for fences. It can also be used for furniture, flooring, decking, and other applications. It is hard, heavy, and very durable.

Things you need to know

It is one of the heaviest and hardest woods in North America and it is commonly used to give a rustic look. It is resistant to shocks, decay and termites. In fact, black locust fences can last up to 90 years.

Cost Considerations

Black locust is very durable and low-maintenance, but the material itself is more expensive than other options. A split-rail locust fence can cost $20 to $30 per foot.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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