American Hickory Is one of the most important and widely used timbers in North American due to its strength, density and durability. It has a wide variety of uses and makes for a beautiful looking floor with its unique grain and colour.
Common Name: Hickory, American
Botanical Name: Carya glabra
Appearance: Colours vary from a light beige with various shades of brown. Grains are straight, wavy and irregular in appearance. Featuring bird pecks and mineral streaks.
Grade: Select & Rustic
Janka Rating: 8.7
Hickory timber is native to North America, originating from the Eastern states its strength and durability makes for a widely versatile and useful species. Its common uses are tool handles, drum sticks, sporting goods and in our earlier years, horse carts.
Its appearance vary from a light beige with various shades of brown. Grains are straight, wavy and irregular in appearance. Featuring bird pecks and mineral streaks. Its unique and rustic appearance makes it a popular choice for flooring applications.
The most common applications for American hickory are
- tool handles
- wooden ladders
- sporting goods.