North American Ash is sometimes known as American White Ash (there are other American Ashes but not exported commercially). It is particularly renowned for its strength in bending. The timber has an even grain and has white, or light, coloured sapwood and light brown to light grey heartwood. The most common use is interior joinery, although it is also used for other purposes including furniture. The standard stock is rough sawn square edged. We also can get packs of parallel sawn (ripped) Ash which means all boards are of equal width, this is available in the lower-end of the thicknesses stocked.

Properties Type Properties Details
Botanical Name: Fraxinus Americana
Colour: A light Grey-Brown heartwood, lighter sapwood
Texture: Coarse
Density: 670kg/m3
Thicknesses available: 1″, 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 2″, 2 ½”, 3” & 4”
Durability: Not Durable
Preservative permeability: Easy
Moisture Movement: Medium