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black locust as a deck for a flatbed equipment trailer?

 
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curious what everyone's thoughts are on using black locust for a deck on an equipment trailer? a friend of mine wants to use oak but finding strait oak around California can be hard to come by.  does anyone have any experience with this?
 
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Hi Martin;
Well Black Locust would certainly be hard enough.
Might even be too hard?  I'm not sure what the preferred decking wood is on equipment trailers?
Could be the softer Douglas fir is desired?
Might depend if your hauling rubber tire or tracked equipment.  

Personally I want your locust  as firewood...  Of course oak would due in a pinch...
Around here we burn Douglas fir and Larch, good wood but not in the same class as locust!

If you have the wood, it sure will be a pretty trailer deck!
 
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