About Hickory

Hickory Characteristics

Extremely tough and resilient. May be somewhat difficult to work with hand tools. Hickory is among the hardest and strongest of woods native to the United States. On average, Hickory is denser, stiffer, and harder than either White Oak or Hard Maple. The wood is commonly used where strength or shock-resistance is important. Hickory looks very nice when finished.

Color Range:

Heartwood tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue; sapwood is a paler yellowish brown.

Some Typical Uses:

Tool handles, ladder rungs, wheel spokes, flooring, etc.

What's the Tree Like?

A large tree with a straight trunk reaching heights of 100 feet with 24-36" diameters. The Hickory grows in Canada and eastern United States.


Hickory is available in the following thickness:
  • 4/4 (13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
  • 6/4 (1-5/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
  • 8/4 (1-13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side