White Ash

Fraxinus americana – is a ring porous hardwood and is fairly hard, heavy, and very tough. Ash features a light colored, nearly white sapwood; heartwood is typically tan or light brown. Ash is of the olive tree family. It grows throughout the eastern part of the United States, and represents about 3-5% of the total hardwood timber stand. White Ash grows across the entire Appalachian hardwood area. Lowland ash is generally faster growing, lighter and softer textured. Timber growing at higher elevations grows more slowly and is thus both heavier and harder. Ash has excellent bending and finishing qualities.

White Ash lumber is regularly sold in the rough cut form. It can also be surfaced, (S2S), upon request. Ash can also be provided to customers as SLR2E if desired.

Pannwar Lumber provides all grades of Ash lumber including Prime Ash, FAS/1F Ash, and all common grade Ash lumber.

Use: Furniture, paneling, flooring, fixtures, woodwork, bending stock, handles, sporting goods.

Availability:Generally available in thicknesses from 4/4 through 12/4.

Ash Hardwood Lumber Pricing: As a species, Ash lumber is considered to have a moderate hardwood lumber price point. For a quote email us at suddanshu@pannwar.com.

Relative Working Properties:
Machining Resistance to
Splitting in Nailing
Resistance to
Splitting in Screwing
Excellent Good Excellent Good
Physical Properties:
Specific Gravity (12% M.C.) Average Shipping Weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) Air Dry Average Volumetric Shrinkage (oven dry % of Green) Modulus of Rupture (Kilopascals) Modulus of Elasticity (Megapascals) Side Hardness (Newtons)
0.60 594 13.3 106,000 12,000 5,900


North American Species