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Sample is -by-2-inch
square-edge solid strip.
Top portion is finished
with water base urethane;
bottom with oil modified
polyurethane
.



Appearance
COLOR:
Heartwood is light tan to dark brown;sapwood is a 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 contrasting grain in plainsawn boards.
VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES & 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 (change coefficient .00274; 26% more stable than red oak.
Durability: Elastic, hard; excellent shock resistance.   Remains smooth under friction.

Workability
SAWING/MACHINING:
Good machining qualities.
SANDING: Sands Satisfactorily
NAILING: Good holding ability;good resistance to splitting.
FINISHING: No known problems. Stains well.

Cost:

(Relative to plainsawn select red oak)
MULTIPLIER: 1.20

Availability
Moderately available


Information Provided by The National Wood Flooring Association

For information on wood species not covered on our web site
give us a call at 973-471-7171 or stop by our showroom.