Hickory has a unique combination of strength, hardness, and beauty.
If you're looking for a resilient tabletop or a desk that can maintain its beauty through active use, hickory is the way to go.
Our tablemakers like to sharpen their tools before cutting into a dense and heavy wood like Hickory.
Joe calls hickory the 'wild wood', like the old wild west. Hickory’s heartwood is closer to the center of the bark and it is dark in color. This difference in color between the heartwood and the sapwood dramatizes the contrast and adds a striking look which appeals to so many of our customers.
We Love Hickory!
Hickory has dark and light patches intermixed, ranging from medium blonde to brown. The color variation in Hickory is very substantial.
As it ages, Hickory will take on subtle amber tones. This color change is moderate.
Its Janka rating (hardness and resistance to scrapes, gouges and cuts) is 1820, making it the strongest commonly available hardwood.Contact Us to Chat About Hickory
Just like nutrition labels on food, many furniture websites mask the origin and characteristics of their lumber.
For example, 'hickory furniture' is often made with hickory laminate glued on top of a low-quality filler wood.
The result is mediocre-quality furniture that costs a lot more than it should, furniture that shows the 'wear & tear' of life shortly after delivery.
Erik Organic Furniture is created from 100% solid Hickory, because real Hickory is absolutely gorgeous.
According to the Washington Post, furniture is an area where it can be hard to differentiate quality:
“People who wouldn’t even think of buying a fake handbag, watch or sunglasses lower their standards dramatically when it comes to furniture."Link to Washington Post Article
Natural hickory is a beautiful, highly variant wood with long threads of dark wood grain that run throughout its brilliant patchwork of color.
Our color selection of hickory stains ranges from light to medium-dark.
Light and medium stain colors accentuate the grain patterns of hickory.
Darker stains reduce the variation in hickory, creating a look that has some similarities with dark cherry.
The most common reaction our customers have upon seeing our furniture is 'That's the most beautiful furniture I've ever seen.'
If you don't love your new hickory furniture, then send it back. We'll find it a new home.
We offer a 100% quality assurance guarantee, with a 99%+ customer satisfaction rate over 19 years.Details on Our 100% Quality Guarantee
We use 100% genuine hardwoods in our furniture.
Our furniture is created from beautiful Minnesota oak, cherry, maple, hickory and walnut.
If you'd like to learn more about our other hardwoods, please request a Hardwoods Guide.Request Hardwoods Guide
Dining Furniture Catalog
Learn how easy it is to order a dining table built especially for your family!
Our Dining Furniture Catalog is a great way to browse through our selection of dining tables, benches, and chairs — all in one handy book.