Ash (Fraxinus Americana)
Family – Oleaceae
Distribution – Canada, Northern USA
Other Names: White Ash, Canadian Ash, American Ash,Biltmore Ash, Biltmore white Ash, Cane Ash, Fresno, Mountain Ash, Quebec Ash, White River Ash.
Characteristics: Heartwood varies from light brown to reddish-brown, Sapwood is white. Density is 670 Kg/M3 when dried.
Working Qualities: Saws and machines easily and takes a good finish and responds well to steam bending. It is perishable and unsuitable for use outdoors unless treated.
Uses: Used traditionally in applications where elasticity and toughness is required, tool handles, vehicle bodies and baseball bats, but also used for interior joinery, cabinets and furniture.