Hickory

Scientific name:  Carya spp

Description:  Heartwood tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue; sapwood is a paler yellowish brown.  Grain is usually straight, though occasionally wavy, with a medium texture.

Properties:  Difficult to work, with tearout being common during machining operations if cutting edges are not kept sharp; the wood tends to blunt cutting edges. Glues, stains, and finishes well. Responds well to steam bending.

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