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Ash Characteristics

White Ash is whitish brown. It is mostly straight grained with coarse texture.

Physical Properties

White Ash is a strong but flexible wood. It has medium bending strength, stiffness and a high crushing strength.

Main uses

Ash has recently increased in popularity as a substitute for white oak in furniture construction and flooring.

Working Properties

White Ash machines, nails and screws well. Ash produces good finish when it is stained and polished. It dries slowly with a tendency to split plus it has high shrinkage and can be susceptible to movement in performance.