North American Ash is sometimes known as American White Ash (there are other American Ashes but not exported commercially). It is particularly renowned for its strength in bending. The timber has an even grain and has white, or light, coloured sapwood and light brown to light gray heartwood. The most common use is interior joinery, although it is also used for other purposes including furniture. The standard stock is rough sawn square edged. We also have packs of parallel sawn (ripped) Ash which means all boards are of equal width, this is available in the lower-end of the thicknesses stocked. We are able to offer delivery and machining subject to availability and requirements, please call for more information.

Ash Properties

Botanical Name: Fraxinus Americana
Colour: A light Grey-Brown heartwood, lighter sapwood
Density: 670kg/m3 (can vary by 20% or more)
Working properties: Great finishing, and good machining, screwing, nailing and gluing properties.
Thicknesses available: 1″, 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 2″, 2 ½”, 3″, 4″.
Width Range: 4″ and wider, 8″ and wider. For custom minimums widths please call.
Parallel Sawn Widths: 3″, 6″.
Durability: Ash is not resistant to decay (from contact with the ground) and the sapwood is vulnerable to powder post and common furniture beetles.
Preservative permeability: Will absorb without any problems.
Surface Texture: Coarse.
Dimension change in varying conditions: Medium.

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Based on a weight of 670kg per cubic meter. Note this is an imprecise calculation as wood weight varies.
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