Scientific Name: Carya illinoinensis
Location: South-central USA & Mexico
Dried Weight: 46lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,820lbf
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.