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Robinia is known to be one of Europe's most sustainable types of wood. Robinia hardwood originally grows in North-America, Asia, North Africa and New-Zealand and it was planted out in Europe. It is a production tree that unites the durability of tropical hardwood (class I/II) and the fast growth of European softwood (30 to 40 years). That ideal combination makes Robinia an excellent alternative within the bounders of limited measurements (lengths up to ~3 meters). The colour of the heartwood is yellowish green to brownish green, but after exposure to sunlight it becomes light goldish brown. The straight, often turned or grooved trunk has a diameter of 0.6 - 0.9m and reaches a maximum height of 25 meters. The tree tends to branch off right above the ground, which causes a short branch-free trunk and shortens the suppliable measurement (to max 3m1). Robinia wood has a high tannin rate, due to which metals that come into contact with the wood corrode quickly. Robinia has a high quality, but is very hard to make more durable. Other names for Robinia wood are, among others, Acacia, Robinie and Robinier.
Robinia wood, processing and application
Robinia wood is easy to work with, both by machine and by hand. Pre-drilling is recommended when using nails or screws. Due to the high tannin content, stainless steel connection material is recommended for durable work in outdoor applications. When iron comes into contact with wet Robinia wood, a blue-black discoloration occurs and when in contact with copper or brass, a light brown discoloration occurs. The wood is used in, among other things, braided mats and round Robinia posts. The quality of the Robinia wooden braiding mats is comparable to Azobé. The round posts have a landscape appearance. It is recommended not to use Robinia hardwood in combination with clamped bulkheads. Our Robinia wood is of course provided with the FSC® quality mark. Tests have shown that Robinia wood absorbs water relatively slowly and releases water relatively quickly. For facade carpentry, this means that the wood remains dry. Robinia wood has a very high resistance to insect attack.
Properties Robinia wood
|Alternative names:||Black Locust, Falsche Akazie, False Acacia, Faux Acacia, Schotendorn|
|Appearance:||Yellowish green to brownish green hardwood|
|Mass kg/m3:||Fresh 900 - 1200|
|Dried 540 - 860|
|Combination with iron:||Pre-drilling. Stainless steel is recommended. With iron, discolorations will occur|
|Extra:||Europe's most durable type of wood and good alternative up to 3 meters.|
|Adaptation:||Fencing, outdoor use, furniture, poles, cleated bulkheads, planks and beams, gateways, longstraw thatches, both square and round poles.|
The price of Robinia and other hardwoods depends a lot on availability, exchange rates, demand and other factors. For current prices call our sales team on +31 547 286 350 or reach us via the form on the right.
Source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10th revised edition