While White Ash has always enjoyed wide spread use for industrial products where hardness, shock
resistance, stability and strength were important, its acceptance for architectural woodwork is increasing. It is open grained and has a strong and pronounced grain pattern. The heartwood is light tan or brown and its sapwood creamy white. Color contrast between the two is minor and its blonde effect makes it particularly appealing when a light or near natural finish is desired. Finished with darker tones it presents a bold effect. Its cost is moderate and it is readily available in lumberform. In veneered form some size limitation maybe experienced but it can be easily produced on special order.
#1 Common 4/4 thru 8/4 in thickness 8' thru 16' in lengths
Note: Available in widths 6" and wider