Hickory is a particularly strong hardwood whose grain patterns will vary from “open” to “closed.” It will vary “wildly” in color; ranging from a blond hue to dark brown, with mineral streaks, knots and burls emphasizing the natural growth of the tree. Hickory is generally admired for its dramatic variations in color and grain pattern.

It is reasonably receptive to most stains and darker colors will “mellow” some of the inherent color variations. Due to its nature, the characteristics that define this species will occur randomly throughout the product; some items may appear relatively bland/clear while others may be displayed quite prominently.