COLOR: Pecan heartwood is reddish brown with dark brown stripes; sapwood is white or creamy white with pinkish tones. Hickory heartwood is tan or reddish, sapwood is white to cream with fine brown lines.
GRAIN: Pecan is open, occasionally wavy or irregular. Hickory is closed, with moderate definition; somewhat rough-textured.
WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: In both hickory and pecan, there
are often pronounced differentiations in color between spring wood and
summer wood. In pecan, sapwood is usually graded higher than darker heartwood.
Pecan and hickory are traditionally mixed by flooring mills.
Hickory species' density makes it difficult to season, machine and work
with hand tools.
Hickory & Pecan
Sugar (Hard) Maple
Southern Yellow Pine