Ash Wood Decking

Botanical Name: Fraxinusamericana

 

Species: Hardwood

 

Source: Eastern North America

 

Descriptions: The heartwood is a light to medium brown color. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown; not always clearly or sharply demarcated from heartwood. Has a medium to coarse texture similar to oak. The grain is almost always straight and regular, though sometimes moderately curly or figured boards can be found.

 

Air-Dry-Density: Approx. 675 Kg/ m3

 

Defects: Heartwood is rated as perishable, or only slightly durable in regard to decay. Ash is also not resistant to insect attack.

 

Durability: Ashwood is rated as strong, hard and very durable, without being excessively heavy. It is also decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack.

 

Uses: it is one of the most commonly used hardwoods for tool handles in North America—particularly in shovels and hammers where toughness and impact resistance is important. Also for flooring, millwork, boxes/crates, baseball bats, and other turned objects such as tool handles.

“NOTE: Refer to Thermory Ashwood Data Sheet and Testing reports for product”

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