hickory wood

HICKORY WOOD

Hickory is an open grained hardwood that is often used for rustic applications.  The grain can range from a blond or cream to a lively reddish brown with streaks of purple.  Hickory trees tend to have full crowns with many twigs, as a result Hickory lumber often has defects such as ingrown bark, tight knots and bird peck.  There are several types of Hickory such as Shagbark hickory and Pecan.  The true Pecan has a tighter grain and more vivid colors.

Characteristics of Hickory

Origin of Wood Type USA
Botanical Name Carya tomentosa
Specific Gravity 0.82
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.25 lb/bf
Color Range White – Reddish Brown
Rarity / Availability Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 12″
Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 12′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Cabinetry, Fine Furniture, Tool Handles, Spokes, Chairs, Ladder Rungs, Sports Equipment (Such as Golf Clubs, Lacrosse Sticks, and Tennis Racquets), Hardwood Flooring and many other uses
Lumber Grades Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, FAS
Other Trade Names Pecan, Mockernut Hickory
Hickory Lumber Pricing