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Pecan Natural Edge Slabs

Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is native to the South-central United States and Mexico. Pecan heartwood tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue; sapwood is a paler yellowish brown. The grain is usually straight, though occasionally wavy. Texture is medium, with a low natural luster.

Pecan can be difficult to work, with tearout being common during machining operations if cutting edges are not kept sharp; the wood tends to blunt cutting edges. Glues, stains, and finishes well. Responds well to steam bending. Often used for tool handles, ladder rungs, wheel spokes, and flooring.

Pecan has slightly lower strength values than some of the other species of Hickory, but it is still among the hardest and strongest of woods native to the United States. The wood is commonly used where strength or shock-resistance is important. As the common name implies, Carya illinoinensis is the tree responsible for producing Pecan nuts commonly used in snacks and cooking recipes, and is the state tree of Texas.

Pecan falls into the Pecan-Hickory grouping, which tends to be slightly  stabler but weaker than the True-Hickories, and is considered to be a semi-ring-porous wood. The strength characteristics of Pecan are  somewhat influenced by the spacing of its growth rings. In general, wood from faster-growing trees, with wider spaced growth rings, tends to be harder, heavier, and stronger than wood from slower-growing trees that have rings which are closer together.

 

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Length
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Thickness
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Pecan Natural Edge Slab
69″
34″ to 48″
3″
$1178.00
SOLD
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65″
27″ to 65″
3″
$907.00
Pecan Natural Edge Slabs
20″
32″ to 55″
3″
$362.00
SOLD