Hickory Wood Finish Choices
Hickory is a very hard, dense wood with dark and light patches intermixed. Its fine grain and unique, varigated coloration ranges from medium blonde to brown. The color variation in hickory is very substantial. Hickory will take on amber tones over time. This color change is moderate. Its species name is Carya Ovata.
Each wood sample is created from the same genuine hardwood as our furniture. They are hand-sanded and hand-stained, and measure around 3" x 3".
The Janka rating of Hickory is 1820.
The Janka rating measures a wood's hardness and resistance to scrapes, gouges and cuts.
This number should guide your decision, but not define it. The Janka rating is generally used for hardwood flooring, which gets much more wear & tear than furniture does. Also, the Janka rating does not take the protective qualities of our wood finish into consideration.