Ash » Fraxinus americana

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

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.
Ash grows in North America

map of where Ash grows
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.
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)

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


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

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

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White Ash 4/4 Lumber

White Ash 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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White Ash 6/4 Lumber

White Ash 6/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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White Ash 8/4 Lumber

White Ash 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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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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White Ash 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

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

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Ash Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Ash Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

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Ash Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Ash Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

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Ash Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Ash Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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

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


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Ash Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 25' Roll

Ash Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 25' Roll


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Ash Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Ash Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

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Ash Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Ash Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

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Ash Cutting Board Strips

Ash Cutting Board Strips

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