Published on Friday, October 13, 2017
For woodworkers looking for incredibly durable material, white ash could be just the hardwood for the job!
Ash is most suitable for:
The grain of ash wood is usually straight, giving it a neat look. The sapwood is nearly white, though the heartwood is a greyish-brown, sometimes with a reddish tinge.
Ash is reported to dry without distortion. Its working properties are satisfactory, but ash has a moderate blunting effect on tools so be aware of this. Pre-boring is probably necessary in nailing the harder material to avoid damaging the wood. The wood bending properties of ash are variable but generally very good, though this type of wood is not tolerant of pin knots.
Our Joinery & Woodworking Centre team will be happy to share their expertise with you - call in to ask about ash!