The sapwood is light-colored to nearly white
and the heartwood varies from greyish or light
brown, to pale yellow streaked with brown.
The wood is generally straight-grained with
a coarse uniform texture. The degree and availability
of light-colored sapwood, and other properties,
will vary according to the growing regions.
Ash machines well, is good in nailing, screwing
and gluing, and can be stained to a very good
finish. It dries fairly easily with minimal
degrade, and there is little movement in performance.
Ash has very good overall strength properties
relative to its weight. It has excellent
shock resistance and is good for steam bending.
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Wood Species copy courtesy
(c) 2001, Hardwood Manufacturers Association