Rustic Hickory is a heavy, strong hardwood known for flowing, vibrant grain patterns and dramatic color variation. Rustic Hickory can also exhibit random pecks, burls and mineral streaks. Rustic Hickory has a wide variation in color, ranging from nearly white to dark brown. There will be “character” spots (knots, burls, blemishes, etc.) on the center panels, and they may also be on the stiles and rails of the door and drawer fronts, which could impact hardware placement. Knots, if they appear, will be sound and will be closed. At certain angles, light could be visible through the knot. Due to natural variations inherent to the species, stains on Rustic Hickory will not produce a single, perfectly uniform color tone. There will be regions of intense color variation, even within a single piece of Rustic Hickory. This is considered to be due to the natural variation inherent to wood, and is part of wood’s natural beauty.