||Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)
||Also known as shellbark hickory, scalybark hickory, white hickory, and red heart hickory.
||Grows in United States and Canada.
||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.
||Excellent elasticity, good steam bending, moderate dimensional stability, and low decay resistance.
||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.
||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,.