American Ash Timber


Timbersource are a leading online American Ash timber merchant in the UK.
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American Ash Timber is imported in FAS grade in imperial thicknesses of sawn 1", 1 ¼", 1 ½", 2", 2 ½", 3" & 4". Kiln dried imported packs normally contain random widths from 4" to about 9" and are in predominantly even lengths: 8', 10', 12.'

American Ash Timber is mainly used for interior furniture and joinery, particularly where bending-strength is required. The colour of Ash boards will vary from a white appearance through to brown.

 

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The Tree

Latin name Fraxinus spp, Fraxinus nigra, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Fraxinus americana.

Also known as American Ash (America), black ash (Fraxinus nigra), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), white ash, Canadian ash (Fraxinus americana), brown ash (Fraxinus nigra), red ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica).

The tree reaches a height of 15m to 18m or a little more and a diameter of about 0.75m.

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The Timber

The sapwood is almost white in colour and the heartwood varies from light brown to reddish-brown rather like European ash. but a little lighter in weight, about 670 kg/m³ when dried.

American Ash has a coarse texture and it is easily treated, it's density is 670 (Kg/m³) however this can vary by 20% or more. The majority of Timbersource stock will be flat sawn / straight grain. 

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Strength and Durability

American Ash has good overall strength and has excellent shock resistance. American Ash is not durable and is non-resistant to heartwood decay. The sapwood is liable to powder post and common furniture beetle attack, the heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment.

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Physical Properties

American Ash machines well and is good for nailing, screwing and gluing. American Ash is great for steam bending and stains and polishes well. 

Please note that American grading rules allow width tolerances in the sawn sizes, e.g. 7" width stock may vary from 6 5/8" to 7 ½" yet still be charged as 7". Therefore, we encourage customers to advise us of the minimum 'planed finish' width they want so that our tally staff can select accordingly.

 

What is FAS Grade?

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Timbersource are a leading online timber merchant in the UK, supplying American Ash timber to the joinery, carpentry, construction and building trade at competitive prices. To Contact Us click HERE

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Shepton Mallet, Somerset,
United Kingdom
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