Grades by Species

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  • Latin name: Fraxinus americana, F. pennsylvanica, F. nigra
  • Common name(s): White Ash, Green or Red Ash, Black or Brown Ash
  • Sources: USA and Canada
CHARACTERISTICS Generally creamy sapwood with light tan to relatively brown heart wood. Typical grain pattern for ring porous wood with coarse early wood and smooth late wood. Figure may be present and can be intense.
COMMON CUTS Rotary, Plain sliced, Quarter sliced
USES Cabinetry, millwork, and molding