Hickory, also called Shagbark Hickory (scientific name: Caryaovata), has a heartwood of light to medium brown color, with a reddish hue. Sapwood is pale yellow-brown. Its texture is medium and grain is straight (sometimes wavy).
Hickory is commonly found in eastern United States . It is non-durable, very prone to insect attack, and perishable due to heartwood decay.
Janka Hardness :
8,360 N (1,880 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
800 kg/m3 (50 lbs/ft3)
It is difficult to work with, and prone to tear-out during machining if cutter is not sharp. Also causes cutting edges to become blunt. It is good with glues and stains, and finishes well. Responds well to steam bending.