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Hardwood Lumber Identifier
Extensive information on domestic & exotic hardwoods.

Hickory Wood

hickory wood
DESCRIPTION Hickory heartwood is brown or reddish brown in color and is sold as "Red Hickory". The sapwood is light in color and sold as "White Hickory". Hickory is typically straight grained, but can be wavy or irregular. Texture is somewhat coarse.
Weight averages about 51lbs per cu. ft.

North America

OTHER NAMES Red Hickory, White Hickory, Mockernut Hickory, Pignut Hickory
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES Strength varies depending on rate of growth. Excellent steam bending characteristics. High bending and crushing strength, high stiffness and very high shock resistance.
WORKING PROPERTIES Difficult to work with hand or power tools. Moderate to severe blunting effect on cutters. Pre-drilling required for nailing. Gluing can be difficult. Stains and polishes to a good finish.
DURABILITY Non-durable. Trees and logs susceptible to attack by forest longhorn beetle. Sapwood is susceptible to powder post beetles. Moderately resistant to preservative treatment.
SEASONING Dries rapidly with little tendency to warp or twist, but susceptible to shrinkage.

Sporting goods, golf club shafts, laminates for tennis racquets, bats, skis, drum sticks, striking-tool handles, hammers, picks, etc. Also used in plywood faces and veneers.

Rustic Hickory has become increasingly popular in use as "distressed" hardwood flooring.

COMMENTS Low angle (20 degrees) required for planing irregular grained wood.

Hickory Lumber

janka hardness: 1820
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Small Quantities: $3.80
200+ bd ft: $3.59
500+ bd ft: Call for Pricing

Hickory, Rustic

Small Quantities: $2.75
200+ bd ft: $2.75
500+ bd ft: Call for Pricing
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