Like many American hardwoods, Ash has extremely good overall strength properties relative to its weight. This sustainable and very eco-friendly hardwood is used in manufacturing flooring, furniture, kitchen cabinets, tool handles, baseball bats, and turnings. This versatile wood is quite abundant and has a self-renewing quality that many environmentally-minded individuals can feel good about!
The sapwood is nearly white, giving this fine material a distinct and radiant color. The heartwood varies from grey to pale yellow and often appears with exotic brown streaks running through its grain. The wood is generally straight-grained with a coarse, but uniform texture.
In terms of its working properties, ash machines very well. In addition, it holds nails and screws in fine fashion and can be stained to a good finish. After the staining process, it dries easily with minimal degrade. Again, like most American hardwoods, harvesting levels of this pleasing wood are far below levels of growth. So much more of this hardwood grows every year as trees are harvested in the United States. As a result, you can feel wonderful about this stately wood: not only because of its many uses, but also because of its terrific abundance and eco-friendly nature.
The professionals at Sterritt Lumber would love to further discuss this fine material, its applications, its dimensions, and its many uses. Please give us a call today!