If you’re looking for strength, hardness, and durability, this is the best available North American species.  Hickory has a coarse grain and can vary in color from nearly white to dark brown.

This is simply a clear top-coat, allowing the natural characteristics of the wood to be on display.

Wiping Stains
These finishes are achieved by applying a stain and wiping off the excess, allowing the natural wood grain to remain prominent.

Combination Stains
These finishes use both a wiping stain and a toner to achieve deep, rich colors.