Ash White Species

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)

Durability: Availability

Readily available. Origin North America

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