If you are looking for a durable species of live edge wood, hickory is a great option. This tree is native to the Eastern United States, making it an easy wood for us to source in Columbus, Ohio. Hickory wood slabs are as beautiful as they are sturdy, perfect for any piece of long-lasting furniture.
Hickory is known to be one of the hardest and strongest species of wood in North America. It has a medium brown heartwood with a reddish tint, and a light, yellowish sapwood. When finished, the warm tones tend to glow, creating a smooth, rustic feel. Hickory’s texture is coarse and it has a fine grain that is typically straight, although it can occasionally be wavy.
Because of its density and strength, live edge hickory wood slabs are ideal for:
Urbn Timber works with local arborists to locally source our hickory logs, all of which have dropped due to sustainable causes. The logs are brought to our lumber yard, where they are sawn into natural live edge wood slabs. The hickory slabs are air-dried for at least six months, then kiln-dried for another two months, depending on the size of the slab. We get each hickory wood slab down to a single-digit moisture content before they are fresh-cut into the design you want. Finally, they are ready to be turned into live edge masterpiece.
Have an idea in mind for our live edge hickory wood slabs? Call Urbn Timber today to set up a free, one-hour in-house consultation.