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Hickory Characteristics

The Hickory is white and tinged with brown. The heartwood is pale to reddish brown. They are textured and the grain is usually straight but can be wavy or irregular.

Physical Properties

The density and strength vary according to the rate of growth. Hickory has high strength, strong shock resistance, and has excellent steam bending properties.

Main uses

Flooring, dowels, wooden ladders, sporting goods, furniture, and cabinetry.

Working Properties

Hickory is difficult to work with hand tools, machine, and glue. Hickory nails and holds screws well. In addition, Hickory can be sanded, polished or stained to a good finish. Hickory has great difficulties to dry and has large shrinkage.