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Ash White
Appearence
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.

Properties
Hardness/Janka: 1320; 2% harder than Northern red oak.

Dimensional Stability: Above average (7.8; 9% more stable than Northern red oak).

Workability
Sawing/Machining: Good machining qualities.

Nailing: No known problems.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if the correct sanding sequence is followed.

Finishing: May be difficult to stain.

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