American Ash Wood
Benefits of Ash Wood
Ash wood is well known for its toughness and resistance to shock. This makes it ideal for furniture that exposed to wear and tear, as well as miscellaneous items such as tool handles and baseball bats.
Despite its hardness, Ash is a flexible wood. This makes it malleable for bending and steam-bending into various shapes without breaking.
This wood has a straight grain, and a low level of colour variation makes it easy for those interested in creating pieces that are consistent in colour.
The workability of American Ash
The working properties of this wood, and its general cost-effectiveness, make it an ideal choice for many projects. Not only does this wood lumber well, but it also performs well with nails, screws, and glue. The customisation of this wood is also incredible due to the ease with which it can be stained and polished. It is most used for practical applications requiring a higher level of durability, such as decking and cladding.
Types of finishes
The versatility of American Ash shines when stains and finishes are on the table. This wood is of a few that maintain their grain and texture even after being stained – making it easy to alter to better suit the aesthetic of your space. While this timber looks incredible in its natural state, it can be stained to offer a variety of shades, from those that resemble oak to blackwood!