Calico hickory is stained with a light brown finish. The natural variation in the wood is subtly allowed to come through.
Hickory is a very hard, dense wood with dark and light patches intermixed. Its fine grain and unique, variegated coloration ranges from
medium blonde to brown. The color variation in natural hickory is substantial. Hickory will take on amber tones over time. This color change is moderate. Its species name is Carya Ovata. Its Janka rating (hardness and resistance to scrapes, gouges and cuts) is 1820, making it the strongest commonly available hardwood.