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Pecan is the perfect choice when you want a very strong wood with a rugged or rustic look.  It features dramatic colors due to the contrasting appearance of its heartwood and sapwood.  The colors on one board might range radically from whitish to a deep, dark brown.  This variance and depth adds a lot of appeal to kitchens and surfaces.  The wood has a strong, flowing grain pattern even with straight grained wood.  Pecan can be selected with a wavy grain, with knots, wormholes, burls, picks, and dark mineral streaks — perfect for a rustic aesthetic.  We source our Pecan from sustainable forests and harvesters in the United States.  We also hand select our lumber to provide the best surfaces for sophisticated interiors.  Pecan can be used to add a lot of character for an affordable price.

Pecan has lower strength than some other species of Hickory, but it is still one of the strongest and hardest woods native to the United States.  Its Janka hardness is 1,820 lbf, and has a density of 48 lb/ft³.  It is often used when strength or shock-resistance is important.  The strength of Pecan is heavily influenced by the spacing of its growth rings.  Wood from faster growing trees, and wider spaced growth rings, is harder, stronger, and heavier than wood from slower growing trees where the rings are closer together.

The graining is varied and rich, ranging from straight grained to wavy and irregular.  Its color, which deepens and gets richer over time, ranges from whitish sapwood to a darker reddish-brown heartwood with darker streaks in various patterns.  We love Pecan with a straight grain and a quartersawn cut, but we also love Pecan with its many unique grain patterns, some that are better with a flat cut.  Pecanm can be used for kitchens, bathrooms, interior cabinets, floors and walls, and veneers.

We hand select and carefully organize lumber and panels for our concept projects.  Because wood is a product of nature, no two pieces  are alike.  Pecan grown in different locations can result in wildly different looks.  Please stop by or order a sample to confirm the look you want.  When the right boards are chosen, and composed in the right way, pecan can be one of the most unique woods for interior cabinets and other surfaces.




Wood Type



Cabinets, Interior Floor, Interior Wall

Wood Color

Light Brown, Reddish Brown, White/Straw, Yellow/Gold

Wood Finish

Gloss, Matte

Wood Grain

Straight, Wavy

Wood Hardness

1,000 – 2,000 lbf

Wood Decay Resistance

Non-Durable, Perishable

bring your Interior to life with unique surfaces:

The finish materials you use for your interior surfaces can become some of the most important focal points.  Using a carefully selected wood for cabinets, interior floors, and other surfaces can add the unique tactile effect that exudes beauty, sophistication, and luxury.  Take advantage of our carefully curated wood options to introduce a new standard.


Pecan can be used for cabinets, flooring, and wall surfaces.

Color Range

Pecan heartwood is light to medium brown, sometimes with a reddish tint.  The sapwood is much lighter, from a pale white to a yellowish brown.  Many boards show the contrasting colors of the sapwood and heartwood, creating a more rustic aesthetic.  Both colors will darken with age.

Pecan does exhibit strong color variation from board to board, so selecting the lumber is important.

Grain & Visual Pattern:

Pecan’s grain variations allow for a range of visual patterns.  Its grain can be straight and refined, or wavy and even irregular with a rugged appearance.  It is close-grained with open, medium to large-sized pores.

Heavily patterned Pecan boards are best displayed through quartersawing.  There are widely varying patterns with Pecan, and different pattern depths, and purity of color.

Rustic looking Pecan can commonly be found with knots, worm holes and tracks, burls, pin holes, and mineral streaks.

The visual pattern in Pecan changes based on the grain type, the log and the cut, and the price of the Pecan lumber varies accordingly.  Figured and quartersawn boards are more expensive.  Hand selecting individual Pecan boards for your project is recommended to find your tailored look.

Texture and Finish:

Pecan wood has a smooth and even texture, making it easy to finish with a light brush or smooth sand.

Staining Pecan is not needed but is quite common.  Like most woods, it will darken over time with exposure to light.

Its color and grain can be displayed with a simple matte or gloss finish.  However, due to the many different grain and pattern anomalies found with different cuts, choosing the right Pecan boards for your project is recommended.


Pecan is not listed in the CITES Appendices, or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

We source our Pecan boards from trees cultivated by environmentally responsible harvesters in the United States.  We believe when the building industry sources and manufactures building materials with sustainability in mind, we all live in a healthier world, and we want to do our part.


Pecan is difficult to work with because it is hard and dense.  However it is easy to glue, stain and finish — joints and glue-ups will remain intact.

Decay Resistance:

Pecan is rated as non-durable to perishable.  However, due to its hardness, density, and strength, it holds up very well over time when manufactured and finished properly.

U.S. Measurement
International measurement
Janka Hardness: 1,820 lbf 8,100 N
Average Dried Weight: 46 lb/ft³ 735 kg/m³
Modulus of Rupture: 13,700 lbf/in² 94.5 MPa
Elastic Modulus: 1,730,000 lbf/in² 11.93 GPa
Crushing Strength: 7,850 lbf/in² 54.1 MPa
Density: 47 lb/ft³ 770 kg/m³
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.9%; Tangental:8.9%; Volumetric: 13.6%
83%+ Clear:

We start with Select & Better graded lumber that is at least 83% clear on one side.

Kiln dried:

All of our wood is kiln dried and stored in a protected warehouse.

We store our wood as S4S, which stands for “surfaced on 4 sides.”  The boards have two flat and parallel faces and two flat and parallel edges.  The boards are first surfaced on both faces (S2S) with a planer, and receive a rip on both edges.

BULK Commercial Pricing

Because we have become known for our unique material selection, we do sell wood slabs to third parties.  If you are working on a large project and in need of large amounts or slabs, we can offer great pricing for bulk orders.  We can also finish the wood for your project.  However, our wood is hand selected for superior appearance and performance, so contact us to confirm availability and to receive a quote.

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