Ash Wood

Ash, American

  • Demestic hardwood lumber used acroos the board for almost all projects
  • Light Color and has a varying grain like Oak
  • Excellent wood for bar tops, tools and baseball bats

Also Know As:

American Ash (America), black ash (Fraxinus nigra), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), white ash, Canadian ash (Fraxinus americana), brown ash (Fraxinus nigra), red ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Characteristics of Ash

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Wood Type Hardwood
Density (mean, Kg/m³) 670 (Density can vary by 20% or more)
Avg. Weight Per sq/ft 3.00 lb/ft
Use(s) Tables, Bar tops, furniture, Flooring
Color scale Light Grey/Golden Brown
Moister movement and Drying Dries with little distortion or movement

About The Ash Species

True ash trees all fall into the same genus called Fraxinus, and are closely related to both lilac and olive plants of the Oleaceae family. There are 45 to 65 species of ash tree, the 2 main types being White Ash and Black Ash. The size of an Ash tree depends on the species. They can grow from 30ft to 120ft and up to 50ft in width, with a lifespan of up to 300 years. Ash wood has a similar density and grain to oak. In fact, it’s often used as a replacement for oak and is sometimes called “golden oak.” It is durable, lightweight, aesthetically pleasing, and absorbs wood stains well. Its characteristics as a lightweight and shock-resistant wood have made it a favorite for baseball bats, tool handles, and restaurant furniture. Ash has an open grain and coarse texture similar to oak and is almost almost straight and regular, though can sometimes be curly. Overall, it’s quite light in color and tends to be various shades of beige which will darken slightly over time.

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