Sample is ¾-by-2¼-inch
square-edge solid strip.
Top portion is finished
with water base urethane;
bottom with oil modified
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.
SAWING/MACHINING: Good machining qualities. SANDING: Sands Satisfactorily NAILING: Good holding ability;good resistance to splitting. FINISHING: No known problems. Stains well.
(Relative to plainsawn select red oak) MULTIPLIER: 1.20
Information Provided by The National Wood Flooring Association
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