Shagbark Hickory

Name Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as shellbark hickory, scalybark hickory, white hickory, and red heart hickory.
Sources Grows in United States and Canada.
Appearance Generally straight grained and coarse textured. Brown to reddish brown heartwood and wide, nearly white sapwood. One of the hardest, heaviest and strongest woods in the United States.
Physical Props Excellent elasticity, good steam bending, moderate dimensional stability, and low decay resistance.
Working Props Machines well but difficult to work with hand tools due to hardness. Nails and screws require pre-drilling to prevent splitting. Polishes to a naturally smooth finish.
Uses Mainly used for applications requiring strength and toughness: tool handles, skis, golf clubs, wheels, agricultural implements. Other uses include flooring, furniture, ladders, musical instruments, sounding boards, paneling, veneer, fishing rods, dowels, building materials,.