Ash White

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample is ¾-by-2¼-inchsquare-edge solid strip.

Top portion is finished with water base urethane; bottom with oil modified polyurethane.

 

Appearance

 

COLOR:

 

Properties

 

HARDNESS/JANKA: 1320; 2% harder than northern red oak.

 

DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Above average (change coefficient .00274; 26% more stable than red oak.

 

DURABILITY: Elastic, hard; excellent shock resistance. Remains smooth under friction. Heartwood is light tan to dark brown; sapwood is a creamy white. Similar in appearance to white oak, but frequently more yellow.

 

GRAIN: Bold straight moderately open grain with occasional wavy figuring. Can have strong contrasting grain in plainsawn boards.

 

VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES & GRADE: Sometimes confused with hickory;the zone of large pores is more distinctive in ash, similar to that of red oak.

 

Workability

 

SAWING/MACHINING: Good machining qualities.

 

SANDING: Sands Satisfactorily

 

NAILING: Good holding ability;good resistance to splitting.

 

FINISHING: No known problems. Stains well.

 

Cost

(Relative to plainsawn select red oak)

MULTIPLIER: 1.20

 

Availability

Moderately available 

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