Hickory

Carya spp.

Hickory is generally straight grained and coarse textured. It is known for its appealing appearance. Strong, bold grain patterns show through colors ranging from bright white to rich, deep red/brown. The brown to reddish brown is heartwood and the white, is nearly white sapwood.

Properties

Hickory is one of the hardest, heaviest and strongest woods in the United States. It is mainly used for applications requiring strength and toughness.

Uses

Tool handles, skis, golf clubs, wheels, agricultural implements. Other uses include flooring, furniture, ladders, musical instruments, sounding boards, paneling, veneer, fishing rods, dowels, and building materials.