Botanische naam : Fraxinus Americana
Gewicht: 700 kg/m3
Groeigebied :  North America
 

 

The stated weight (kg / m3) is measured with a moisture percentage of approx. 12%. Compared to other species, American Ash grows relatively easily and quickly. Its heartwood varies form light to medium brown. Its sapwood tends to be beige or light brown and is not always clearly distinguishable from its heartwood. Usually its sapwood (white ash) is used for the wood trade industry.

This ring-porous wood is perishable and non-resistant to insect attacks. Only in regard to decay it is slightly durable. Working with American White Ash produces generally good results despite of its natural elasticity, hardness and density.

Its heartwood is often used for decorative purposes. Because of many color differences in this medium brown heartwood, a beautifully expressed wood figure could occur. This wood is also called 'Brown Ash' or 'Olive Ash' in the wood trade industry.

 

Interesting facts

* White Ash has excellent shock resistance, and along with Hickory (Carya spp.), it is one of the most commonly used hardwoods for tool handles.

* The Emerald Ash Borers (Agrilus Planipennis) are responsible for the death of hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America and Canada. The larvae of these beetles bore into an ash tree and feed on the inner bark, eventually killing the entire tree.

 

Sq. edged American White Ash - Kiln Dried

*Even if the wood type or dimensions you are looking for are not mentioned, we would be happy to hear your request. Perhaps the stock has changed or we expect / realize the dimensions in question in the (short) term.

Qualities (mm)

Olive Ash (brown Ash)

White Ash Super Prime

White Ash Prime/Export

 

Thickness (mm)

27 /  33 /  40 / 46 / 52 / 65 / 80 mm

 

Widths (mm)

Fixed widths

Random widths

 

Certification

FSC® certified or non certified (ask for the possibilities).

 

Impressions

  

Sq. edged white Ash - Kiln dried, Prime/Export

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Sq. edged white Ash - Kiln dried, Super Prime

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Sq. edged Olive Ash (Brown Ash) - Kiln dried

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