White Ash 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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White Ash 8/4 Lumber

$6.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $6.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $5.24 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Ash lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 10" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

6' to 12' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. We always try to ship the longest possible lengths, but to make it easier on you and us, request length ranges in the order form.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible, depending on the quantity you order and what we have available at that time. But 7' is the longest length we can reasonably ship by UPS & FedEx
8' to 12' long is possible
8' and longer can be shipped truck freight, but this method is usually economical only for shipments that are at least 350 lbs (approx 100 board feet); Please contact us if you have questions.

1-13/16" Thickness

Also known as 8/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 1-3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project..
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

How Lumber Ordering Works

1

Decide how much you need in Board Feet. Best way to get help with this is to use our Project Planner worksheet

2

Consider how much extra you want for arranging grain or color, fixing mistakes, testing cut set ups or finishes.

3

Choose your size requirements, if you have any, in the order form.

This under appreciated wood needs your attention. You might even mistake ash for oak because it shares a near-identical grain structure. Expect a porous grain with sweeping cathedral pattern and a nice near-white color that's consistent throughout. It's hard and durable - which is why you'll see it used in custom furniture, flooring, baseball bats, and also musical instruments.

About Ash (Fraxinus americana)

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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

This delightful wood needs your attention. Expect an awesome open grain with sweeping cathedral patterns and a nice near-white color that's consistent throughout. It's strong and durable - which is why you'll see it used in custom furniture, flooring, baseball bats, and also musical instruments.

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.

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.9
out of 5
5 (13)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.9
out of 5
5 (13)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
14 Total Reviews
June 26, 2020
5 out of 5
White Ash 8/4 Lumber
Review by  Steve from LeRoy, Illinois
A truly beautiful piece of wood. Arrived in great shape in a reasonable amount of time
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 22, 2018
4 out of 5
Speaker Stands
Review by  Anonymous 
The e Ash has been easy t work with and has finished well.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 19, 2018
5 out of 5
Thank you
Review by  Fishboys woodshop  from Lancaster ca
They sent an awesome selection on white ash 8/4
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 19, 2018
5 out of 5
Thank you
Review by  Fishboys woodshop  from Lancaster ca
They sent an awesome selection on white ash 8/4
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 7, 2018
5 out of 5
OUTSTANDING
Review by  Bert from Glade Park, Colorado
This lumber is one of the best selections I have ever had with web orders. This site is my new "favorite" suppleyer Bert (Colorado)
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 28, 2017
5 out of 5
White Ash
Review by  Clyde from Geneva , Ohio
Wood was in very good condition.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
14 Total Reviews
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What's 4/4, 8/4, 12/4, etc.?
Understanding hardwood lumber starts right here with these wacky fractions.
Lumber Grades Explained
If you're expecting perfect clear lumber 100% of the time, you're in for a surprise. Here's a summary of the hardwood lumber grades and what to expect from them.
3 Steps To Figure Out How Much Lumber You Need
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Project Planner Worksheet
Here's a handy (and free) Excel worksheet that helps you estimate the lumber needs for your project.
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