The densest of eastern hardwoods, our Glacial hickory is used for applications that require high shock resistance.
These include tool handles, sporting goods, and flooring. Hickory is also a traditional choice for cabinetry and furniture with lots of character. The hickory sapwood is white, tinged with brown, while the heartwood is pale to reddish brown. Hickory has coarse texture and usually straight grain, but can be wavy or irregular.
Ratings indicate the degree of difficulty working with this species relative to other hardwoods. A '5' rating is the best. A '1' rating is the most challenging.