Lumber Thicknesses: 4/4 through 8/4
Lumber Grades: Prime, Com/sel
Sheet Goods: Available in a Variety of Grades
- Hickory wood resembles ash but has a reddish-brown heartwood.
- When appearance is important, the white sapwood is often preferred to the reddish heartwood.
- Hickory is a ring porous wood, meaning that the pores of the spring wood form a well-defined ring.
- It is believed that the strongest woods are those that of wide ringed trees.
- Wood is heavy and strong, however it shrinks during drying.
- It is dense with high toughness, bending, stiffness and crushing strengths and exception shock resistance.
- It can be difficult to machine and has a moderate blunting effect on tools.
- Experts recommend a 20-degree cutting angle when irregular grained wood is used.
- Stains and finishes very well.