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Ash Wood Floor

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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.
Hardness (Janka): 1320; 2% harder than Northern red oak.

Dimensional Stability: Above average (change coefficient.00274; 26% more stable than red oak)

Durability: Elastic, hard; excellent shock resistance. Remains smooth under friction.


Sawing/Machining: Good machining qualities.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.

Nailing: Good holding ability; good resistance to splitting.

Finishing: No known problems. Stains well.

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The Wood Floor Store
Lebanon Plaza, 1271 Route 22 East
P.O. Box 690, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Hunterdon County, Central New Jersey