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White Ash
Fraxinus americana

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Appearance

COLOR: Heartwood is light tan to dark brown; sapwood is creamy white. Similar in appearance to white oak, but frequently more yellow.

GRAIN: Bold, straight, moderately open grain with occasional wavy figuring. Can have strong contrast in grain in plainsawn boards.

VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: Sometimes confused with hickory; the zone of large pores is more distinctive in ash, similar to that of red oak. General Rules/ Ash Grade

Workability

SAWING/MACHINING: Good machining qualities.
SANDING: Sands satisfactorily.
NAILING: Good holding ability; good resistance to splitting.
FINISHING: No known problems. Stains well.

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