Light creamy sapwood with brown heartwood. Usually straight grain, but may be wavy or irregular. Hickory has a course texture that is easy to stain and polish.

Machinability: Difficult to machine. Kiln checking is common. Hickory needs to be pre-drilled before screwing.

Density: Specific gravity of .82

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades: FBTR, Sel. & Better

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