RED RIVER PECAN
One of the great North American hardwoods.
Whether you're smoking meat, making Pecan pie, hardwood flooring, molding, cabinet doors or siding, North American Pecan can really help you out. This wood, know for it's delicious fruit, the pecan, has rich history in the United States. Our sawmill, sits a mere fifteen miles south of the might Red River. The sandy river bank of this river, essentially a hydroponic system, and the relative humidity of the area makes the absolute perfect growing environment for Pecan. The trees here are known for producing the cleanest tasting pecans, prized world wide. These trees grow tall, and straight, with a crotch.
The character of Pecan wood is that of tight grain patterns with the occasional burl. Spalted Pecan, a decaying process creates a beautiful tonal landscape, and is highly sought after by wood lovers in live edge wood slabs. Spalting could be compared to the aging process of cheese, it's the best, right before it goes bad.
Pecan consists of wide tones of white, amber, and occasionally a very dark mineral stain.
- Pecan Pie
- Hardwood Flooring
- Cabinets and Cabinet Doors
- Hardwood Molding
- Butcher Blocks
- Plank Tops
- Wood Beams
- Smoking Meat
Fun facts about Pecan wood:
- "Pecan", comes from the Native Americans, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack.
- On account of it's natural ability to bend, Pecan was used by the Native Americans for the bows.
- Pecans are the third most consumed nut in the world, just behind Peanuts and Almonds.
- Albany, Georgia produces the most pecans in the world, with over 600,000 Pecan Trees
- Pecan pie was created in New Orleans, by the French who settled it.
- The average pecan pie has 78 pecans.
- In 1996, the Olympic flame was carried by a pecan handle in the Olympic Games in Atlante, GA.
We typically offer Red River Pecan in the following sizes and grades:
|Scientific||Sub-species||Grade||Features||4/4||5/4||6/4||8/4||12/4||Plywood||Circle Sawn||Live Edge||Beam|
|Carya illinoinensis||Pecan||Select & Better||Consistent color, no knots|
|Carya illinoinensis||Pecan||Calico||Mixed light and dark tones|
|Carya illinoinensis||Pecan||Rustic||Lots of knots and color tones|
Scientific information about Red River Pecan:
|Scientific Name:||Carya illinoinensis|
|Distribution:||South-central United States and Mexico|
|Tree Size:||100' - 130' in height, 2' - 4' in diameter|
|Average Dried Weight:||Average Dried Weight: 3.92 lbs/bdft|
|Janka Hardness:||1,820 lbf|
Check out some species other than Red River Pecan
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- Post Oak |
- Yellow Pine |
- Ash |
- Hard MapieCherry |
- Hiskory |
- Cypress |
- Inland Cedar |
- Adler |
- White Oak |
- PolarWainut |
- Oak |
- Sinker Cypress |
- Western Cedar |
- Douglas Fir |
- Cumaruple |
- Garapa |
- Mahogany |
- Knotty Alder |
- Rift Red & White Oak |
- Quater Sawn Yellow Pine |
- Reclaimed Hear Pine |
- Red River Pecan |
- Dirty Top |
- mixed Red & White |
- Tiderwater Cypress |
- Eastern Red Cedar |
- Spanish Cedar |
- Quarter Sawn Red & White Oak.