Spalted Pecan comes from a regular pecan tree grown in Texas that has fallen and not milled. The wood actually is beginning to rot, but magically, the rot is halted prior to the wood being lost. The result is some naturally beautiful wood. It lends itself wonderfully to “Texas” or western style room design. It has character that is unequaled in other woods.
The time involved to process this wood is elongated. Pieces have to be selected that will complement each other. The individual pieces may have to be filled and sanded prior to cutting into one of the 23 parts that make up a Bible stand. The extra time is well worth it. Your finished piece will stand out in any setting. Hickory is our most dense and strongest North American hardwood lumber category. As a result, the lumber and trees have had a number of interesting applications. Pecan is included in the hickory lumber category and NHLA graders will not separate it from the other hickory species. Wood characteristics vary greatly in hickory. The wood is nearly semi-ring porous, so the growth rings are usually somewhat subdued like walnut. Northern trees are usually very slow growth, and the rings are very tight. Southern trees may grow somewhat faster. In true hickories the change from large to smaller pores is abrupt so these woods appear grainier as compared to the pecan hickories where the change is more gradual. This grain gives pecan and hickory woods a character all their own. This wood is available for the gifts Colorado Case and Cabinet build for our customers. The wood is light with dark rings and knots. Whenever there is a knot you can be sure we have tested it for security and will make certain it does not come loose in later years.