Other Common Names: Biltmore Ash or Biltmore White Ash
Northwest’s Ash is grown in both the Glacial and Appalachian regions.
Ash is a favorite with furniture and architectural millwork manufacturers. A light-colored species with an open grain and a coarse texture similar to oak, Ash is relatively dense with good working and finishing properties. The wood of Ash is economically important due to its strength, hardness, weight, and shock resistance. Ash is second only to hickory for use in the production of tool handles.
Ash wood is also used in antique vehicle parts, railroad cars and ties, canoe paddles, snowshoes, boats, doors, and cabinets.
- Machining 4
- Nailing 4
- Screwing 4
- Gluing 4
- Finishing 5
PROPERTIES OF Ash
Ash has good working properties, nailing, screwing and gluing very well. It is relatively lightweight for its strength, stiffness, shock resistance and has excellent flexibility and bending qualities. It takes stains and polishes well.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE
(12 % moisture content)
|Alder, red (Western)||.41||4.4||7.3||590||5820||9800||1380||Fine|
|Maple, PC (Big Leaf)||.62||7.3||7.8||540||7200||11300||1630||Moad/Course|
|Maple, silver (soft)||.62||7.3||7.8||540||7200||11300||1630||Moad/Course|
|Maple, sugar (hard)||.62||7.3||7.8||1260||11300||1630||Moad/Course|
|Oak, Red (Northern)||.62||7.3||7.8||540||11300||1630||Moad/Course|