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. But don’t let the name fool you. Black ash isn’t chocolate brown like black walnut. Instead, expect it to look similar to the heartwood portion of white ash. Black ash’s color pops once the finish is applied. 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 and come sanded to thickness and straight line ripped one edge. 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’. Please contact us for specific widths and lengths.