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Wood Properties of Pecan

Pecan Alternative Name 1
Bittenut

Pecan Alternative Name 2
Nutmeg

Pecan Alternative Name 3
Water

Pecan Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Pecan Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Pecan Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Pecan Available As Lumber
Yes

Pecan Available as Veneer
Yes

Pecan Available only in small sizes
No

Pecan Bending Strength
High

Pecan Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate to Severe

Pecan Botanical Name
Carya spp.

Pecan Carving
Difficult to carve

Pecan Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

Pecan Color of Wood
Red Brown

Pecan Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Pecan Crushing Strength
High

Pecan Decorative Figure
Yes

Pecan Density
High

Pecan Drilling
Very good

Pecan Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

Pecan Gluing
Average - Requires control

Pecan Grain
Mostly Straight

Pecan Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Pecan Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Faint growth ring stripe

Pecan Hand Tooling
Somewhat difficult

Pecan Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Pecan Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Pecan Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Pecan Interlocked Grain
Yes

Pecan Kiln-dried Shrinkage
High

Pecan Machine Tools
Average

Pecan Mortising
Very good

Pecan Movement after drying
Low

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

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

Pecan Natural Durability
Non-durable

Pecan Number of Knots
Low

Pecan Painting
Good

Pecan Planing
Good

Pecan Polishing
Good

Pecan Pounds per cubic foot maximum
47

Pecan Pounds per cubic foot minimum
46

Pecan Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Pecan Sanding
Good

Pecan Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Pecan Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

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

Pecan Shaping
Rather difficult

Pecan Size of Knots
Large

Pecan Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Pecan Specific Gravity
High

Pecan Specific Gravity maximum
.66

Pecan Specific Gravity minimum
.62

Pecan Staining
Good

Pecan Steam Bending
Good

Pecan Stiffness
High

Pecan Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Pecan Texture of the Wood
Coarse

Pecan Toughness
High

Pecan Turning
Good

Pecan Weight
Heavy

Pecan Wood Defects
Check (or split), honeycomb (or collapse), ring check, stain, warp

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

Pecan Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Pecan Use for Carving
no

Pecan Use for Cooperage
no

Pecan Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Pecan Use for Flooring
YES

Pecan Use for Furniture
no

Pecan Use for Handles
YES

Pecan Use for Heavy Construction
no

Pecan Use for Inlay
no

Pecan Use for Interior Finish
no

Pecan Use for Light Construction
no

Pecan Use for Marine Applications
no

Pecan Use for Marquetry
no

Pecan Use for Millwork
no

Pecan Use for Models and Patterns
no

Pecan Use for Musical Instruments
no

Pecan Use for Novelties
no

Pecan Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Pecan Use for Shingles
no

Pecan Use for Sports Equipment
YES

Pecan Use for Turnery
YES

Pecan Use for Woodenware
no





     
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