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Ash White Species
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Species - Domestic
Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish
Color: Heartwood is light tan to dark brown; sapwood is creamy white. Similar in appearance to white oak, but frequently more yellow.
Grain: Bold, straight, moderately open grain with occasional wavy figuring. Can have strong contrast in grain in plainsawn boards.
Variations: Within Species And Grades: Sometimes confused with hickory; the zone of large pores is more distinctive in ash, similar to that of red oak.
Sawing/Machining: Good machining qualities.
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if the correct sanding sequence is followed.
Nailing: No known problems.
Finishing: May be difficult to stain
Hardness/Janka:1320; 2% harder than Northern red oak.
Dimensional Stability:Above average (7.8; 9% mre stabel than Northern red oak)
Readily available. Origin North America