HICKORY - Carya ovata

hickory

NAME: Hickory
BOTANICAL NAME: Carya ovata
ALSO KNOWN AS: Pignut hickory, Shellbark hickory, Mockernut hickory
RANGE: Primarily Middle Atlantic and Southeast states
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: The wood is exceptionally tough and strong, and shrinks considerably in drying.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: The wood is heavy, hard and has exceptionally high shock resistance. The wild graining and color variations make it desirable as a rustic wood in furniture, cabinetry and paneling.
AVAILABILITY: Good
USES: Tool handles, ladder rungs, athletic goods, agricultural implements, dowels, poles, cabinetry and furniture.
COST: Low