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Hackberry
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Botanical name

Celtis occidentalis, Celtis laevigata

Origin

Eastern North America

Veneer thickness(es)

0.6 mm

Joint method

Bookmatched

Boomoranje

On demand

PictoDosse

Crown cut

PictoKwartier

Quarter cut

PictoPrijs2

Price range 2

Description

These trees are between 12 and 18 meters tall, with a log diameter of 1 to 3.6 meters.

 

In appearance, Hackberry bears much resemblance to ash; however, anatomically it is closest to elm (Ulmus spp.), with the pores in wavy tangential bands (ulmiform arrangement) characteristic of elm. Hackberry is known as one of the best woods for steam bending among the native hardwoods of the United States and Canada.

We typically use this wood for furniture, boxes/crates, veneers, turned items and bent parts.

 

The heartwood is light brown to gray. Broad sapwood is contrasting light yellow. Susceptible to blue-gray fungal staining if not processed in a timely manner. 
The grain is usually straight or sometimes slightly interlocking, with a very coarse uneven texture.

Gradings