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.


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


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.

Rustic Hickory

Carya spp.

Rustic Hickory is pulled for it’s character. It will yield no less than a #1Com with sound cuttings (unlike clear-face cuttings in the standard grading rules). The sound characters will include bird pecks, sound knots, and pin knots. The color will include a full range of color inherent in Hickory. Runs 80% to 100% heartwood on the sound character face with heavy streaking from bird pecks.