American White Ash
Fraxinus spp (NE North America)
Tough white Ash, from the Appalachian Region of North America is almost indistinguishable from European Ash, yet has the advantage of being square edged and having fewer defects. It is generally off-white to olive brown with a pronounced characteristic grain. It finishes well either clear or stained to allow the grain to show through. Ash is very stiff and resilient to shock and has long been used for tool handles and vehicle chassis but today is widely used for furniture, commercial and domestic joinery and turning.
Density: 670 kg/m3
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