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Ash

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.

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PROPERTIES

  • 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

    Lumber
    (12 % moisture content)
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    Movement
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    (kps)
    Grain
    Alder, red (Western).414.47.35905,8209,8001,380Fine
    Ash.604.97.81,3207,41015,4001,770FIne
    Birch, Yellow.627.39.51,2608,17016,6002,010FIne
    Cherry, Black.503.77.19507,11012,3001,490Mod/Course
    Hemlock.454.27.85407,20011,3001,630Fine
    Hickory.664.98.91,8207,85013,7001,730Mod/Course
    Maple, hard.634.89.91,4507,83015,8001,830Fine
    Maple, PC.483.77.18505,95010,7001,450Fine
    Maple, soft.473.07.27005,2208,9001,140Fine
    Oak, red.634.08.61,2906,76014,3001,820Course
    Oak, white.684.48.81,3607,44015,2001,780Mod/Course
    Poplar, yellow.424.68.24505,2909,2001,500Fine
    Walnut, black.555.57.81,0107,58014,6001,680Medium
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