Hickory wood countertops are prized by homeowners and interior designers for their unique coloring, prominent wood grain patterns, and durability. The sapwood (the wood closest to the center of the tree) is white or cream-colored, while the heartwood (the wood layers just under the bark) tends to be light to medium brownish-red. A popular type of hickory wood, known as Calico hickory, features both the tones of the reddish-brown heartwood and the paler sapwood. These are highly sought after for their unique appearance.
The majority of hickory trees are found in North America, and have been historically used for objects that require strength and durability. This includes tool and implement handles, ladder rungs, and sports’ equipment. The hickory wood species also has good bending properties making it the ideal choice for furniture.
Hickory countertops add a rustic appearance to any interior design, whether it’s being used to update a vacation cabin, bar and grill, or man cave. These can be installed as an island top, solid wood table top, bar top and more! Our hickory wood countertop products come in several options, each with their own special style.
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The hickory countertop products come in a few different stains for you to choose from. Hickory Stick is a medium reddish-brown with notes of the lighter cream sapwood. Rustic Hickory is a light-to-medium color that is mainly golden or yellowish-brown. For a mix of both styles, our Traditional Hickory features some reddish hues and creamier colors, without the overriding golden tones of Rustic Hickory. No matter the stain choice, these wood countertops feature warm tones that bring the richness of the great outdoors into your interior design. All tops are customized to your specifications with several edge options to choose from. We recommend the hardwax oil finish for our hickory tops, but a commercial finish is also available.
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Don’t stop now! We have more wood top options to browse through. Solid wood countertops are available in the following wood species: red oak, white oak, reclaimed wood, walnut, douglas fir and heart pine. Explore all our wood top products to find the one that best fits your design.
Benefits of Hickory Countertop
Explore the benefits of installing hickory wood tops in your home or business! Hickory wood has a unique appearance and it’s durability ensures it’ll be a mainstay for years to come. From easy installation to the rustic appearance, we know you’ll be impressed with this wood species and the quality craftsmanship that goes into all of Elmwood’s products.
All of our solid wood countertops are customized to your design specifications with the option to add cutout holes. We provide easy to follow instructions to help guide you through the process. Whether you’re installing a new kitchen island or custom tabletop, our team will be available to help provide any guidance you may need.
Hickory wood countertops are a low maintenance choice that will stand the test of time with proper cleaning and care. We recommend choosing the food safe mineral oil finish, but we also have a more durable commercial grade finish. Both options are food prep safe, while the commercial grade finish products seal the wood to prevent water from penetrating the surface. A soft towel soaked in warm water and dawn dish soap works well for daily cleaning and prevents the finish from breaking down over time.
Hickory is exceptionally heavy, hard and shock resistant and is among the strongest of woods native to the United States. The durability of hickory is typically better than other wood types, such as white oak or hard maple. If not machined properly by expert woodworkers, it has even been known to blunt machinery.
Hickory has a unique wood grain pattern that makes it stand out compared to other wood species. While it usually has a straight grain, hickory can also feature waves and can vary from piece to piece. Hickory typically has a more rustic appearance and stains well. This wood also finishes to a luminous shine.
Use Cases for Hickory Countertop
Hickory countertops can be installed for a variety of use cases. Wood kitchen countertops can transform a whole kitchen into a rustic oasis, or be used for smaller features like a wood island or bar top. Custom table tops are ideal for updating a dining room, and even bathroom vanities can be incorporated into a home design. If you can dream it, this wood top can be it! If you’re looking for inspiration for your next diy project, check out our portfolio of client projects.
Get Started on Your Hickory Countertop Project
If you’re still interested in learning more about hickory wood tops, please reach out. One of the Elmwood Reclaimed Timber team members would be happy to answer any of your questions. We can help provide guidance on your next diy project and provide details on pricing.