Known for its color, black ash tends to have a small sapwood that is creamy white. An open-grained, fairly easy to machine species, the heartwood is grayish brown to medium or dark brown. Black ash is often used in millwork, flooring, woodworking, and similar projects.
If you are familiar with white ash, black ash is very similar, but the biggest difference being density, hardness, and color. White ash has a specific gravity of 0.60 and a Janka hardness of 1,320, while black ash has a specific gravity of .49 and a Janka Hardness of 850, which is very similar to cherry.
Why a value pack? Our value pack pricing includes shipping, and each box is shipped using UPS Ground. Value packs are perfect for projects that only require a small amount of lumber. Our value packs are designed to meet the lengths needed for most projects, 4-7’. If you have a specific length or width request, please make that note in the Special Requests box or in the notes of order. We cannot accommodate anything longer than 92” and ask you to please contact us if you need a width wider than 8”.