ash white species

Species - Domestic

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish

 

appearance

Color: Heartwood is light tan to dark brown; sapwood is creamy white. Similar in appearance to white oak, but frequently more yellow.

Grain: Bold, straight, moderately open grain with occasional wavy figuring. Can have strong contrast in grain in plainsawn boards.

 

Variations Within Species and Grades: Sometimes confused with hickory; the zone of large pores is more distinctive in ash, similar to that of red oak.

 

appearance

Readily available.

 

origin

North America