Ash » Fraxinus americana

Why Ash?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Quite similar to Red Oak in appearance and many working properties. Excellent shock resistance. Straight-grained with moderately coarse texture. Glues, Stains, and finishes very well.
color of Ash

Color Range

Light cream to light brown.
other names for Ash

Other Names

American ash, Ash, Biltmore ash, Biltmore white ash, Fresno, White ash
uses for Ash

Some Typical Uses

Handles, furniture, cabinets, interior joinery, sports equipment, baseball bats, auto bodies, and some musical instruments.
the Ash tree

What's the Tree Like?

Reaches heights of 70-80 feet with a trunk diameter of 24-36". Boles are often straight and clear of branches for 30-50 feet. The Ash tree grows in Eastern USA and Canada.
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak
Hardness

1320

Janka Rating (?)
2.33% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.67

Specific Gravity (?)
4.69% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Ash:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

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Ash Hardwood Sample
Ash Hardwood Sample
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$8.00 /ea.

White Ash 4/4 Lumber
White Ash 4/4 Lumber
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4.818
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$5.19 /Bd. Ft.

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White Ash 6/4 Lumber
White Ash 6/4 Lumber
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4.2
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$5.49 /Bd. Ft.

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White Ash 8/4 Lumber
White Ash 8/4 Lumber
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5
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$6.29 /Bd. Ft.

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White Ash 12/4 Lumber
White Ash 12/4 Lumber
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4.25
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$7.99 /Bd. Ft.

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White Ash 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
White Ash 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
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4
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$88.00 /Pack

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White Ash 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
White Ash 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
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4.571
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$150.00 /Pack

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White Ash 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
White Ash 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber
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4.5
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wood of the month

$573.00 /Pack

 
Ash Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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$34.99 /ea.

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Ash Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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5
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$67.99 /ea.

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Ash Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18''
Ash Turning Squares: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18''
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4
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$6.00 /ea.

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Ash Wood Edge Tape:  13/16" x 250' Roll
Ash Wood Edge Tape: 13/16" x 250' Roll
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$37.50 /Roll

Ash Wood Edge Tape:  7/8" x 25' Roll
Ash Wood Edge Tape: 7/8" x 25' Roll
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$9.99 /Roll

Ash Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 25' Roll
Ash Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 25' Roll
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$22.99 /Roll