Botanical Name: Fraxinus Americana
Common Names: American ash, Biltmore ash, and Cane ash
Sources: Grows in United States and Canada.
Appearance: Generally straight grained with a coarse texture. Pale-brown heartwood and almost white sapwood.
Physical Properties: Moderately heavy, hard, strong, and tough with moderately high shock resistance, good dimensional stability, and poor decay resistance. Steam-bends very well and is quite elastic.
Working Properties: Machines fairly well with machine tools although turning and mortising properties are marginal. Glues, screws, and nails satisfactorily. Stains and finishes well, although filling may be required.
Uses: Used for furniture, cooperage, baseball bats, boat oars, ladders, chairs, food containers, agricultural implements, tool handles, plywood, and decorative veneer.
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