The Ash Family

black-ash

Black Ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus nigra
Location: northeastern USA & Canada
Dried Weight: 34lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 850lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,970lbf /in2

Black Ash has a heartwood with a light brown color and a medium to coarse texture. The grain is straight and the end grain is ring-porous. The heartwood of Ash is rated as perishable. The wood itself is easy to work with and glues, stains, and finishes well. Ash also responds well to steam bending.

 

blue-ash

Blue Ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus quadrangulata
Location: Midwestern USA
Dried Weight: 40lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,030lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,980lbf /in2

Blue Ash has a heartwood with a light brown color and a medium to coarse texture. The grain is straight and the end grain is ring-porous. The heartwood of Ash is rated as perishable. The wood itself is easy to work with and glues, stains, and finishes well. Ash also responds well to steam bending.

 

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European Ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus excelsior
Location: Europe & southwestern Asia
Dried Weight: 42lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,480lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,400lbf /in2

European Ash has a heartwood with a light brown color and a medium to coarse texture. The grain is straight and the end grain is ring-porous. The heartwood of Ash is rated as perishable. The wood itself is easy to work with and glues, stains, and finishes well. Ash also responds well to steam bending.

 

green-ash

Green Ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Location: eastern & central North America
Dried Weight: 40lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,200lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,080lbf /in2

Green Ash has a heartwood with a light brown color and a medium to coarse texture. The grain is straight and the end grain is ring-porous. The heartwood of Ash is rated as perishable. The wood itself is easy to work with and glues, stains, and finishes well. Ash also responds well to steam bending.

 

mountain-ash-s

Mountain Ash

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus regnans
Location: southeastern Australia
Dried Weight: 42lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,200lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,530lbf /in2

Mountain Ash has a heartwood with a medium yellow to light brown color. It has a straight grain and a medium to coarse texture. This Ash is rated as very durable to decay. Ash is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well.

 

oregon-ash

Oregon Ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus latifolia
Location: western North America
Dried Weight: 38lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,160lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,040lbf /in2

Oregon Ash has a light brown color with a medium to coarse texture. The heartwood is rated as perishable. Ash is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well. It also responds well to steam bending.

 

pumpkin-ash

Pumpkin Ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus profunda
Location: eastern North America
Dried Weight: 36lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 990lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,690lbf /in2

Pumpkin Ash has a light brown color with a medium to coarse texture. The heartwood is rated as perishable. Ash is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well. It also responds well to steam bending.

 

white-ash

White Ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana
Location: eastern North America
Dried Weight: 42lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,320lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,400lbf /in2

White Ash has a light brown color with a medium to coarse texture. White Ash is the lightest species of all the Ashes. The heartwood is rated as perishable. Ash is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well. It also responds well to steam bending.

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