Thin American Ash Timber
Our Thin American Ash is manufactured from prime grade hardwood timber and sanded on one face. The timber is supplied in random lengths, which vary depending on stock availability at the time of manufacture.
Please note: The timber is sawn and then sanded on one face only and is not machine planed. If you require fully planed, square edge timber please see our range of Planed All Round American Ash. It is normal for thin wood to display a slight curvature across the width due to the natural movement of the timber.
Our thin Ash timber is sourced from North American and machined to order in our factory here in Yorkshire. The timber is sawn and then sanded on one face and is suitable for woodworking, furniture making, model making and crafts such as marquetry, intarsia and luthiery. The sapwood is light-coloured to nearly white and heartwood varies from greyish to light brown, to pale yellow streaked with brown. The wood is generally straight-grained with a coarse uniform texture.
The wood is elastic, tough and strong relative to its weight and has good stiffness and hardness. Shock resistance is very good. It works well with machine hand tools but has a moderate blunting effect. The harder species need preboring for nailing and screwing. It polishes, stains and glues well.
Slightly harder than oak although not as durable.
Used for quality furniture, interior joinery, boat building and built-in kitchens. Other uses include sports equipment such as oars, paddles, bats and cues, and handles for workshop and garden tools. It is also a good source of decorative veneers.
Grows: Canada and USA
Typical height: 80-120 ft. (25-36m)
Trunk diameter: 2-5 ft (0.6-1.5m)
Specific gravity: 0.66
Typical dry weight: 41 lb/ft3 (660kg/m3)
A fairly hard, heavy and dense hardwood, with high crushing and bending strength, low stiffness and resistance to shock loads. It is very good for turning and steam-bending. It is suitable for gluing, painting, sanding, staining and varnishing and will take high polish. European oak can be darkened by fuming with ammonia. Due to tannins present in the timber, oak wood will react with ferrous metals when wet. Select non-ferrous (brass or stainless steel) fixings where possible.
Thin oak timber is often used by hobbyists for decorative veneers and crafting.
Grows: this species is known to grow across Europe, Turkey, North Africa, Southeastern Canada and Northeastern USA
Typical height: 60-100 ft (18-30m)
Trunk diameter: 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8m)
Specific gravity: 0.72
Typical dry weight: 45lb/ft3 (720kg/m3)
|Country of Manufacture||United Kingdom|
|Timber Species||American Ash|
|Moisture Content||Kiln Dried to 9-11% Moisture|