OTHER COMMON NAMES:
White Ash, American White Ash, Biltmore Ash
Turning baseball bats and tool handles, flooring, millwork, plywoods and veneers, furniture and cabinetry.
United States and Canada
AVG BENDING STRENGTH:
Ash sapwood is virtually white in color.
Ash heartwood may vary from a pale yellow or cream color to a light, grayish brown.
Straight, regular grain is typical of most ash species. Occasionally, curly or figured lumber may be found.
Medium to course texture.
Ash possesses superior dimensional stability when properly cured.
Ash heartwood is considered perishable with little to no resistance to decay. The sapwood is susceptible to fungus and/or powder post beetle infestation.
Average blunting of cutting tools.
Little to no cutting resistance.
Easy to plane, leaving a nice clean surface.
Ash is used frequently in the turning of baseball bats, tool handles, etc.
Responds well to most gluing applications.
Above-average nail holding characteristics with little risk of splitting.
Ash typically holds screws very well.
Excellent polishing properties.
Responds extremely well to most staining and finishing applications.
The straight grain of Ash lumber lends itself well to most steam-bending applications.