Appearance: Ash has an appearance of light and medium warm tones; sapwood is creamy white. A predominate characteristic of Ash is that of a yellow hue. One may think of America’s pastime in that baseball bats are commonly made of Ash.
Grain: Moderately open straight grain with occasional wavy figuring.
Hardness: Janka: 1320; 2% harder than Northern red oak.
Finish: Takes most finish well. Staining – yes, but it doesn’t stain evenly, so we don’t recommend.