5/4 Ash Lumber
5/4 Ash Lumber
|DESCRIPTION||Ash has a pronounced grain, the sap wood is creamy white, the heartwood is a grayish brown, the grain is coarse and interlocked.
Weight ranges from about 35lbs to 41lbs per cu. ft.
|BOTANICAL NAME||Fraxinus Americana|
|OTHER NAMES||White Ash, Green Ash, Red Ash, Black Ash, Brown Ash|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||Bending properties vary, but are generally very good. It has good strength, toughness, stiffness and hardness for it's relatively light weight.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Moderate blunting effect on cutters, but can be worked fairly well with hand or power tools. Pre-drilling required for nailing in the harder Ashes. Stains, glues and polishes well.|
|DURABILITY||Ash is non-durable and perishable. The sapwood is susceptible to attack by powder post and common furniture beetles. Heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment and sapwood is permeable.|
|SEASONING||Dries rapidly with little degradation. Small movement.|
|USES||White Ash is used extensively in sporting goods, bats, oars, pool cues, tool handles, cabinet work, high-class joinery, plywood, paneling and veneer.|
|COMMENTS||Since the late 1990s ash has been under attack from an invasive insect from Asia. The emerald ash borer has been decimating the species. The species as a whole is in decline and may be extinct within 20 – 30 – years|
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