Hickory » Carya spp

Why Hickory?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

Extremely tough and resilient. May be somewhat difficult to work with hand tools. Hickory looks very nice when finished.
Hickory grows in North America

map of where Hickory grows
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.
Weight

4.16

lbs /Bd. Ft.
16.20% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1880

Janka Rating
45.74% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.64

Specific Gravity
Same as red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Hickory:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak


Hickory Hardwood Sample

Hickory Hardwood Sample


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