Disclaimer: Please note that this listing is for 25 board feet and not 25 boards of lumber.
Offered is a 25 board foot pack of 8/4 FAS stock 5” & wider 7-8’ long kiln dried random width & length.
If milling is required please let us send you the invoice before you pay, the added charge for surfacing two sides and rip one edge is $25.00 we will bill this as a handling charge.
If you choose to have the stock milled please let us know your required thickness (¾”, 13/16” etc)
Shipping is free to the lower 48 states.
We can ship to Alaska, Hawaii and the world for an additional charge, any inspections or extra paperwork required at buyers expense and responsibility.
We ship via FedEx Ground upon shipment we will e-mail you with the tracking number.
For larger orders we can ship via common carrier or flat bed truck pending on the quantity.
Description: Pale in color, ash is an important wood, not so much for its decorative value as for its strength. White ash is open-grained, with distinctive rows of tiny open pores that show up even when its painted or heavily stained. White ash’s good shock resistance has always made it popular with tools and sports equipment, but make sure it is straight grained, as ash can splinter when the grain curves away from the cut.
Working Information: When milling ash, it can chip, but the grain is rarely interlocking and often straight, so there is usually a way to cut and plane successfully. It can be difficult hiding joins if gluing up strips. Ash takes clear finishes well, but the hard patches of the lumber do not take stain well.
Strengths and Weaknesses: Ash is superb for bending, strong, has a distinctive grain pattern, and good shock value. However it yellows with age, can tear and splinter, and latewood and earlywood can have contrasting hardness and workability.
Uses: White ash is the famous ash used in baseball bats. It is also used in other sporting equipment such as cues, oars, handles for striking tools, spades, forks, hoes, etc. It is also used for furniture, boat building (with preservatives), and plywood manufacture.
Source: World Woods in Color by William A. Lincoln, The Real Wood Bible by Nick Gibbs