Handmade Batten from Hickory by Roger Deal
Other Common Names: Shagbark Hickory, Shellbark Hickory and Scalybark Hickory.
One of the strongest, hardest and most-dense of our Glacial hardwoods, Hickory is used for applications that require sheer strength and high shock resistance. The sapwood of hickory 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. Hickory is a traditional choice for cabinetry and furniture with lots of character.
Hickory is also used in tool handles, dowels, ladders, picks and axes, sporting goods, and flooring.