Pecan (Carya illenoensis, aquatica)
Trade Names: Pecan, Pecan Hickory, Water Hickory Similar Woods: Hickory
Origin: Mississippi River Valley, USA
Range: East and west of the Mississippi River including Texas and into Mexico.
Uses: Wheelwrights work, tool handles, drum sticks, ladder rungs, furniture, paneling.
Properties: A strong, stiff, hard, shock resistant specie with excellent steam bending qualifications. Sapwood is wide and white whereas the heartwood is pinkish-brown.
Machining: Pecan has a severe blunting effect on cutters.
Seasoning: The timbers season rapidly with little degrade but with a high shrinkage rate.