When I cleared the lot that my shop sits on, there were about 4-5 hickory tress on it…along with mostly oak and a few persimmons….All had to be cut up for firewood….That is definintly hickory in your pictures…I've never worked with it, only burned it in the fireplace…..I see they are glued up….what's you making…?
Hickory without a doubt, I am a big fan, due to all the character. Quite a bit of our flooring is natural hickory and I enjoy it every day. I have made quite a few projects with it too, hard yes, but beautiful when done.
I can't tell the difference between Hickory and Pecan. Nice wood to work with. I re-did my kitchen cabinets in solid Pecan. Those two woods are usually the same price. I found pieces with bark inclusions knots and gnarly grains. These woods are easy on your tools, glue well, takes a nice stain and finishes great. Thanks for reminding me. I am going to the mill for more wood after Turkey day. Still have a few Xmas gifts to build.
Oldie, you are right spot on, I just got off Google … all of the Hickorys are of the carya genus ... Our (American)Pecan is of the Carya Illinesis and the Hickory nut is from the Carya Disambiguation (easy for you to say) ...
It's a good day, I learned something.
Yeah, most of the folks here are some kinda nut, but most are a good kinda nut.
You could just as well say that the hickories are kinds of pecan.
Most people wouldn't have a problem conceding that butternut is a kind of walnut (juglans), but I bet most would balk at putting it the other way around… though there's no real reason to put it one way or another, other than tradition.
My favorite is the ebonies: all the ebonies are kinds of persimmons, with similar fruits. Or is it the other way around?
Alright Don! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! that was hilarious!
Definitely Hickory. I just got done building a coffee table with some hickory and looks exactly the same pattern and color. Super Hard, Dense, Heavy. No wonder they use it for axe handles… among other things.
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