Hackberry

hackberry

Scientific Name: Celtis occidentalis
Location: Eastern North America
Dried Weight: 37lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 880lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,440lbf /in2

 

Hackberry has a heartwood that is light brown to grey in color and a wide sapwood that is a contrasting light yellow color. The grain is usually straight and it has a very coarse uneven texture. The end grain is ring-porous. Hackberry is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The wood is good to work with and responds superbly to steam bending. It also glues, turns, stains, and finishes well.

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