Huaimu Wood in Chinese Furniture

Alternate name / botanical classification:  Chinese Locust, Robinia Pseudoacacia L

Very strong timber resistant to damp and insects whilst unevenly textured and susceptible to developing large cracks.

Locust is grown throughout China but best known as coming from northern China. The timber is hard and very strong and pores in the early wood can be relatively large; the grain is relatively straight and it is easy to dry with minimal warping.