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Ash
Aspen
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Balsa
Basswood
Beech
Birch
Black Locust
Black Walnut
Black Willow
Bubinga
Butternut
Catalpa
Cherry
Chestnut
Cottonwood
Cypress
Dark Red Meranti
Douglas-Fir
Eastern Hemlock
Eastern Red Cedar
Eastern Spruce
Goncalo Alves
Hackberry
Hard Maple
Hickory
Holly
Honeylocust
Indian Rosewood
Ipe
Jarrah
Jelutong
Larch
Light Red Meranti
Light Virola
Limba
Magnolia
Mesquite
Myrtle
Northern White Cedar
Obeche
Okoume
Padauk
Pau Marfim
Pecan
Persimmon
Pinkwood
Port-Orford Cedar
Primavera
Purpleheart
Radiata Pine
Red Alder
Red Oak
Redgum
Redwood
Rock Elm
Santa Maria
Sapele
Sassafras
Soft Elm
Soft Maple
South American Cedar
Southern Pine
Sycamore
Teak
Tupelo
Wenge
Western Hemlock
Western Red Cedar
White Meranti
White Oak
White Pine
Yellow Meranti
Yellow-Poplar
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Wood Properties of Ash

Ash Alternative Name 1
White Ash

Ash Alternative Name 2
Black Ash

Ash Alternative Name 3
Green Ash

Ash Amount of Figure
High

Ash Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Ash Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Ash Available As Lumber
Yes

Ash Available as Veneer
Yes

Ash Available only in small sizes
No

Ash Bending Strength
Moderate

Ash Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Ash Botanical Name
Fraxinus spp.

Ash Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Ash Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

Ash Color of Wood
Gray Brown

Ash Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Ash Crushing Strength
Moderate

Ash Decorative Figure
Yes

Ash Density
High

Ash Drilling
Very good

Ash Fill before Finishing
May require a filler depending on the intended result

Ash Gluing
Average - Requires control

Ash Grain
Straight

Ash Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Well-defined or Conspicuous growth ring

Ash Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Ash Hand Tooling
Average

Ash Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Ash Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Ash Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Ash Interlocked Grain
No

Ash Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Ash Machine Tools
Average

Ash Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Ash Movement after drying
Low

Ash Nail Holding
Very good - Nails are very difficult to pull out

Ash Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Ash Natural Durability
Perishable

Ash Number of Knots
Low

Ash Painting
Fair

Ash Planing
Good

Ash Polishing
Good

Ash Pounds per cubic foot maximum
42

Ash Pounds per cubic foot minimum
42

Ash Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Ash Sanding
Good

Ash Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Ash Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Ash Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Ash Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Ash Size of Knots
Intermediate

Ash Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Ash Specific Gravity
High

Ash Specific Gravity maximum
.66

Ash Specific Gravity minimum
.54

Ash Staining
Good

Ash Steam Bending
Good

Ash Stiffness
High

Ash Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Ash Texture of the Wood
Coarse

Ash Toughness
High

Ash Turning
Good

Ash Weight
Heavy

Ash Wood Defects
Check (or split), stain, warp

Ash Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Ash Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Ash Use for Carving
no

Ash Use for Cooperage
no

Ash Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Ash Use for Flooring
no

Ash Use for Furniture
YES

Ash Use for Handles
no

Ash Use for Heavy Construction
no

Ash Use for Inlay
no

Ash Use for Interior Finish
YES

Ash Use for Light Construction
no

Ash Use for Marine Applications
no

Ash Use for Marquetry
no

Ash Use for Millwork
no

Ash Use for Models and Patterns
no

Ash Use for Musical Instruments
no

Ash Use for Novelties
no

Ash Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Ash Use for Shingles
no

Ash Use for Sports Equipment
YES

Ash Use for Turnery
YES

Ash Use for Woodenware
no





     
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