Carya Ovata

Also Known As: Shagbark Hickory, Hickory

Available Thicknesses

4/4, 5/4, 8/4

Other Styles

Rustic (4/4)

Cut and Surface Options

Surfacing and ripping is available upon request. More Info Here

Gutchess Lumber Hickory hardwood

About Hickory

Hickory lumber is native to the Eastern United States and commonly known as Shagbark Hickory. Hickory trees grow to heights of 65 feet to 100 feet with trunks growing to 1 foot to 2 feet in diameter. With a Janka Hardness ranking of 1,880 lbf, Hickory wood strength is comparable to that of White Oak wood or Hard Maple wood, with great strength and shock resistance. Hickory wood lumber heartwood features light to medium brown with red undertones while the sapwood is pale, yellowish-brown. Hickory wood grain is generally straight with occasional waves and a medium texture.

Hickory boards with a rustic hickory appearance, created with heartwood and sapwood on the same board are often sold as Calico Hickory.

Hickory Grades

Grade Dimensions Available Thicknesses Description
F&B NHLA 5" and wider by 7' and longer
7-8' packaged together
4/4, 5/4, 8/4 NHLA standard
1, 2, 3 COM NHLA 3" and wider by 6' and longer 4/4, 5/4, 8/4 NHLA standard
RUSTIC 4.0" and wider by 6'-12' 4/4 Only Unlimited sound defects. Minimal Splits and/or wane.
Pallet NHLA 3" and wider by 6' and longer 4/4, 5/4, 8/4 Sound 3B

Physical Characteristics

Northern Shagbark Hickory is found in the northern Appalachians of the United States. It is distinct from Southern Shagbark Hickory (or “Carolina Shagbark Hickory”) which is a separate species or variety. Its light sapwood and brown heartwood make for distinctive contrasts. Our Shagbark Hickory hardwood comes from the northern Appalachian region in the proximity of our New York and Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities. Hickory is hard, dense, and heavy. The tough resilient properties of Northern Shagbark Hickory lumber make it desirable for products subject to impact and stress. It is used for cabinets, tool handles, axles and shafts, bows, skis, paddles, furniture, and flooring.

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