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American White Ash American White Ash, also known as Fraxinus americana, is a hardwood tree native to North America. The tree can grow up to 30 metres tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 1.5 metres. The wood is light to medium brown in colour, with a straight and pronounced grain, and a coarse and porous texture. American White Ash is a popular choice for a wide range of applications due to its strength, durability, and shock resistance. It is commonly used for flooring, furniture, sports equipment, tool handles, and interior millwork. The wood is also highly receptive to stains and finishes, which allows it to be customised to suit a variety of design styles and preferences. American White Ash is a sustainable timber source, with forests being managed for selective harvesting to ensure future growth. The wood is readily available and affordable, which makes it a popular choice for both commercial and domestic applications. The wood is known for its stability and resistance to warping, which makes it ideal for use in furniture and cabinetry. American White Ash is also known for its excellent workability, as it can be easily machined, sanded, and finished to achieve a smooth surface. It is also highly receptive to glue and can be nailed or screwed with ease. The wood is also known for its ability to take stains and finishes well, which makes it a popular choice for a variety of design styles. American White Ash wood has a distinct color variation between its lighter sapwood and darker heartwood. Over time, the heartwood of American White Ash may undergo discoloration due to exposure to light and air. This natural process can result in a more pronounced contrast between the sapwood and heartwood, which may or may not be desired depending on the aesthetic preferences of the project. Proper finishing techniques and UV protection can help slow down the discoloration process and maintain the desired appearance.
Category Hardwoods / American Hardwoods Botanitcal Name Fraxinus Americana Origin American Uses Furniture, Interior Joinery, Boat Building and Kitchens. Also, a good source for veneered sheet material.
Density 670 kg/m3 *Density can vary 20% or more* Colour Grey / Brown, sometimes red tinged Grain Straight Texture Coarse and even