Knotty Hickory from TaylorCraft will include all characteristics of the species including naturally occurring cracks, splits and knots. It will possess a wide range of wood color and some of the characteristics that define this species will occur randomly throughout the product; such that some items may appear relatively “bland/clear” while others may be displayed quite prominently. Panels and frames are not color matched. The amount, size and placement of natural characteristics will vary, and the consistency (or lack of) is not considered cause for replacement. Drawer fronts, applied moldings and small raised door panels may not include knots. It is reasonably receptive to most stains and darker colors will “mellow” some of the inherent color variations. Due to the depth of some defects and knots, all panel or veneer options may not be available. General characteristics of Hickory are: particularly strong hardwood whose grain patterns will vary from “open” to “closed.” It varies wildly in color ranging from a blond hue to dark brown with mineral streaks, knots, worm holes and burls emphasizing the natural growth of the tree.
If you or your customers are not familiar with the species or our grading, we strongly recommend viewing the Natural Hickory products shown in our online product gallery. You may also order a sample door from TaylorCraft to prevent any misunderstanding; however the individual cabinet door sample may not reflect the overall appearance of the order.