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Hickory

Carya spp.

Description

A medium sized hardwood from North America. The heartwood is a pale yellow brown and the sapwood is white. The grain is a little course and looks somewhat like American Ash

Workability

Machines OK but is tough to work by hand. Finishes well.

Applications

Used for sporting goods, axe handles, machinery parts and the chips are favoured for smoking meat and fish.

Availability

We keep limited stocks.

Hardness

Janka 9.5  800kg/m3.

Durability

Not durable.

At a Glance
Turning:   Good
Machining:   Good
Bending:   Very Good
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Needs care
Glueing:    
Timber Coating:   Not a good base for paints
Oil:   Good
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