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Hickory (Botanical: Carya spp)

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Hickory By The Numbers:

4.16
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
16.20% heavier than red oak
1880
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
45.74% harder than red oak
0.64
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
0.00% less dense than red oak

Hickory Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Hickory Wood Characteristics

Extremely tough and resilient. May be somewhat difficult to work with hand tools. Hickory looks very nice when finished.
color of Hickory

Color Range

White cream with brown streaks to tan.
other names for Hickory

Other Names

Shellbark hickory, Hickory, Big shagbark hickory, Kingnut
uses for Hickory

Some Typical Uses

Baseball bats, cabinetry, Drum sticks, Fishing rods, Flooring, Skis, Sporting Goods, Textile equipment, Tool handles, Vehicle parts
the Hickory tree

What's the Tree Like?

A large tree with a massive trunk reaches heights of 160 feet with 6-7 feet diameters. Has a very long life - up to 350 years. The Hickory tree grows in Canada, United States
map of where this wood grows

Hickory Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$8.00 /ea.

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