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Wood Properties of Hickory

Hickory Alternative Name 1
Mockernut

Hickory Alternative Name 2
Pignut

Hickory Alternative Name 3
Shagbark

Hickory Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Hickory Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Hickory Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Hickory Available As Lumber
Yes

Hickory Available as Veneer
No

Hickory Available only in small sizes
No

Hickory Bending Strength
High

Hickory Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate to Severe

Hickory Botanical Name
Carya spp.

Hickory Carving
Difficult to carve

Hickory Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

Hickory Color of Wood
Red Brown

Hickory Contrast between growth rings
Ring Porous

Hickory Crushing Strength
High

Hickory Decorative Figure
Yes

Hickory Density
Very high

Hickory Drilling
Very good

Hickory Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

Hickory Gluing
Fairly Difficult - Requires close control

Hickory Grain
Mostly Straight

Hickory Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Hickory Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Faint growth ring stripe

Hickory Hand Tooling
Difficult

Hickory Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Hickory Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Hickory Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Hickory Interlocked Grain
Yes

Hickory Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

Hickory Machine Tools
Somewhat Difficult

Hickory Mortising
Very good

Hickory Movement after drying
Low

Hickory Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Hickory Nailing
Tends to split wood - Requires pre-drilled pilot hole

Hickory Natural Durability
Non-durable

Hickory Number of Knots
Intermediate

Hickory Painting
Good

Hickory Planing
Good

Hickory Polishing
Good

Hickory Pounds per cubic foot maximum
51

Hickory Pounds per cubic foot minimum
50

Hickory Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Hickory Sanding
Good

Hickory Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Hickory Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Hickory Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Hickory Shaping
Rather difficult

Hickory Size of Knots
Large

Hickory Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Hickory Specific Gravity
Very high

Hickory Specific Gravity maximum
.72

Hickory Specific Gravity minimum
.72

Hickory Staining
Good

Hickory Steam Bending
Good

Hickory Stiffness
Very High

Hickory Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Hickory Texture of the Wood
Coarse

Hickory Toughness
High

Hickory Turning
Good

Hickory Weight
Very heavy

Hickory Wood Defects
Check (or split), stain, warp

Hickory Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Hickory Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Hickory Use for Carving
no

Hickory Use for Cooperage
no

Hickory Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Hickory Use for Flooring
no

Hickory Use for Furniture
YES

Hickory Use for Handles
YES

Hickory Use for Heavy Construction
no

Hickory Use for Inlay
no

Hickory Use for Interior Finish
no

Hickory Use for Light Construction
no

Hickory Use for Marine Applications
no

Hickory Use for Marquetry
no

Hickory Use for Millwork
no

Hickory Use for Models and Patterns
no

Hickory Use for Musical Instruments
no

Hickory Use for Novelties
no

Hickory Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Hickory Use for Shingles
no

Hickory Use for Sports Equipment
YES

Hickory Use for Turnery
YES

Hickory Use for Woodenware
no





     
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