Ash Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Ash Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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48 U.S., standard ground

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Ash Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.
 
Why Choose Ash?

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.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1/2"
Width 3"
Length 6"
Grade Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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About Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1320

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

0.67

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

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Ash tree grows
Ash is a domestic wood from North America

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.
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.
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.

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September 19, 2018
5 out of 5
Ash Hardwood Sample
Review by  Gonzo from Colorado Rocky Mountains
The Ash sample was fine. I used it to test dye stain , grain filler and poly finish prior to finishing an Ash guitar body.
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February 27, 2018
5 out of 5
Perfect sample for my needs
Review by  Marc from TX
I purchased this sample to test grain filling, dying, and finishing with a clear rub on poly before I attempted it on an expensive swamp ash bass guitar body. The sample was perfect for my needs.
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March 27, 2013
5 out of 5
Fast and accurate service.
Review by  Stephen Gill from Providence, Rhode Island United States
I needed a piece of ash to sample a stain match for bass guitar restoration. Woodworkers Service was fast with it's service and communication via email. I will be doing business with them in the future and recommending them to my friends, carpenters and contractors who work on my home. Keep up the good work.
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October 20, 2012
5 out of 5
Nice hardwood samples
Review by  Zach from ,
I had ordered some ash hardwood samples to test some finish ideas for a guitar that I am refinishing. As it turns out the guitar was not actually ash after all the coats of urethane finally came off, but the samples have still paid off, nice quality and good examples of ash figuring and grain, very similar grain patterns to whatever the guitar is actually made of, so I still got what I needed which was essentially practice. With great prices and a plentiful inventory I will be sure to look here again in the future for a variety of projects. THANKS TO EVERYONE AT WOODWORKERS SOURCE!
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