Because of its hardness and durability, Hickory is typically used to make axe handles, but hardwood Hickory has become an excellent choice for a strong, beautiful floor for your home that is as appropriate in a contemporary high-rise loft as it is in a log home in the country.
COLOR: Hickory heartwood is tan or reddish; sapwood is white to cream, with fine brown lines.
GRAIN: Hickory is closed, with moderate definition; somewhat rough-textured.
VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: In hickory there are often pronounced differentiations in color between spring wood and summer wood.
HARDNESS (JANKA): Very hard
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Below Average
DURABILITY: Strong and Hard