Color/Appearance: The heartwood is a light to medium brown color. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown; not always clearly or sharply demarcated from heartwood.
Rot Resistance: Heartwood is rated as perishable, or only slightly durable in regard to decay. Ash is also not resistant to insect attack.
Workability: Produces good results with hand or machine tools. Responds well to steam bending. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
Common Uses: Flooring, millwork, boxes/crates, baseball bats, and other turned objects such as tool handles.
- Origin of Wood Type Eastern North America
- Avg. Weight Per BF 3.00 lb/ft
- Rarity / Availability Readily Available
- Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 12″
- Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 12′
- Wood Uses Tool Handles, Church Pews, Fine Furniture, Cabinets, Veneer, Flooring, Baseball Bats, Pool Cues, Oars and many other uses
- Lumber Grades Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, FAS, Quartersawn, Quartersawn (Figured), Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer, Premium
- Other Trade Names White Ash, American Ash, Canadian Ash