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White Ash

White Ash

Janka Hardness 1320 (what's this? )
Ash (White) is 105% as hard as Red Oak (1320 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Ash (White)
  • Botanical Name
    Fraxinus, excelsior
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    White Ash
  • Origin
    North America
  • Description
    Ash (White) has a strong and straight grain, with an occasional wavy pattern. The wood has a lustrous appearance and coarse texture.
  • Stability
    Ash (White) demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    White Ash pollens can induce asthma, allergic rhinitis, and allergic conjunctivitis.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Ash (White) undergoes a medium degree of color change over time by ambering from a pale cream color when freshly sanded, to a more a straw tan color as it ages.
  • Color Range
    Ash (White) has a color range that can vary from blond cream to deeper tans and browns in the heartwood.

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