Black locust countertops and kitchen island tops are brown yellowish with olive tones, resembling the teak wood at some extent, with thin, long grain. The black locust wood tops exhibits pronounced chatoyance (different looks when light falls from different angles). Light rays appear frequently along the grain. On the end grain, it shows a velvety texture reminding of the old tobacco and is spectacular when employed for end gain kitchen island tops or countertops. A well adaptable presence, it can warm an austere ambiance, or attenuate the exuberance of a vivacious one when about kitchen island tops, countertops and bar tops.