|Scientific Name:||Carya illinoinensis|
|Location:||South-central USA & Mexico|
|Crushing Strength:||7,850lbf /in2|
Pecan has a heartwood which is a light to medium brown with a reddish hue. The sapwood is a pale yellowish brown color. The grain is usually straight and it has a medium texture. The wood gives off a low natural lustre. The end grain is ring-porous to semi-ring-porous. Pecan is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The wood is difficult to work with and has a blunting effect on cutters. It glues, stains, steam bends, and finishes well.