Available In: Bruce, Goodfellow, Mercier, Preverco, Kahrs.
Market Prices (sqft 07-2011): $ to $
Botanical name: Fraxinus americana. Grows in: North America
Color Range: Heartwood is light tan to dark brown; sapwood is creamy white. Similar in appearance to hickory and white oak, but frequently more yellow. Grain: Bold, straight, moderately open grain with occasional smooth wavy figuring. Can have distinctive contrast in grain in plainsawn boards. Sometimes confused with hickory and oak.
Hardness/Janka: 1320; 2% harder than Northern red oak.
Dimensional Stability: Above average (7.8; 9% more stable than Northern red oak)
Durability: Above average.
Workability: Good with machine cut, sanding, and nailing, but be careful with stain, may be sometimes difficult.