Veneer Species Guide

Columbia Forest Products is proud to offer an exciting variety of hardwood and decorative softwood species of faces to meet the demand for architectural individuality in interior design applications.


  • Latin name: Carya spp.
  • Common name(s): Various common names, such as Pignut Hickory, Mockernut Hickory, Shellbark Hickory, Shagbark Hickory
  • Sources: USA and Canada
CHARACTERISTICS Pale yellow sapwood with light brown to reddish brown to gray brown heartwood. Some moderately coarse early wood, but otherwise hard and smooth. Some may contain color variation, color streaks, and rustic marks like worm track and bird peck. Same genus as Pecan.
COMMON CUTS Plain sliced, Rotary cut
USES Cabinetry, millwork, paneling, fine furniture, flooring, and molding.