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Forum topic by Jeff_in_LSMO posted 07-02-2013 01:50 PM 756 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-02-2013 01:50 PM

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I recently finished a project which involved hickory. Turns out I really really like the look; however, as you know if you have ever worked with hickory, it is a bugger.

My question, is there a wood that looks like hickory but is more workable?

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#1 posted 07-02-2013 01:56 PM

I haven’t done much with it, but pecan is closely related to hickory, has a similar look, and planed easier than hickory when I hit it with a jack plane as a test… FWIW.

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 01:43 AM

I haven’t used hickory but have used a lot of pecan and found it to be no more difficult to work (power tools) than oak.

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