Acacia wood - what is the price to expect?

Acacia wood, usually another name for the robinia, is a very high quality and therefore expensive wood. What prices you have to expect for this wood, and how it is priced compared to other types of wood, about this in detail this article information.

Robinia and acacia

Of the "real" acacias, there are very few species that grow as trees. The majority of the acacia trees are shrubs, which are occasionally distributed among us as ornamental plants. The wood of the rare acacia trees is very rare to find in the trade - it is particularly hard, completely weatherproof and enormously durable. When we talk about acacia trees in our latitudes, they almost always mean robinia (also known as "false acacia" or "mock acacia").

Prices for Robinia

In the wood trade one can assume that the price of wood from Robinia wood is between EUR 900 and 1,100 per m³. Given average density, that would be about 650 kg of wood for this price.

Price comparison with other types of wood

Robinia is therefore a relatively inexpensive wood, especially in view of its high hardness (harder than oak) and resistance and its beautiful appearance. In a similar price range are also:

  • maple
  • Red Oak
  • ash-tree
  • Aspen and
  • Zirbe

Oak and Meranti are already around 30% more expensive, and teak wood, which is just as suitable for outdoor use, is almost six times more expensive than Robinia wood. For the weather resistance and hardness, the Robinie offers, so it is relatively cheap.

Other weatherproof and permanent species, such as the Siberian larch, are only marginally cheaper than sawn timber. Robinia is therefore a very good choice for many purposes.

Cheap Robinia wood, especially from Hungary

Originally native to the American Southeast, the tree is today native to Central Europe and above all to Southeastern Europe. Among other things, the low price is due to the fact that a large part of the robinia wood today comes from Hungary.

Tips & Tricks

Robinia is - especially in outdoor areas - a very good alternative to teak wood. It is similarly durable and easy to clean, but costs only a fraction of the high-quality teak. Especially for furniture making Robinie is ideal because of its elegant, fine grain.

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