Hickory and Pecan trees are both members of the genus Carya, which contains around 18 species of deciduous trees found in North and Central America. They are not identical but very similar. So much so that we group their wood together.
|Origin||South-central United States and Mexico|
|Janka Hardness||1820 lbf|
|Average Dried Weight||46 lbs/ft3|
|Workability||Difficult to work, wood tends to dull cutting edges and tearout is common as a result. Glues, stains and finishes well. Responds well to steam bending.|
Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis)
Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa)
Nutmeg Hickory (Carya myristiciformis)
Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)
Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)
Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa)
Water Hickory (Carya aquatica)
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