The sapwood is light-colored to nearly white and the heartwood varies from greyish or light brown, to pale yellow streaked with brown. The wood is generally straight-grained with a coarse uniform texture. The degree and availability of light-colored sapwood, and other properties, will vary according to the growing regions.
Ash machines well, is good in nailing, screwing and gluing, and can be stained to a very good finish. It dries fairly easily with minimal degrade, and there is little movement in performance.
Ash has very good overall strength properties relative to its weight. It has excellent shock resistance and is good for steam bending.
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Click on a style for a detailed description of TimberKnee's distinctive flooring styles:
Country - Farmhouse - New England - Select - Williamsburg - Classic - Sap-Ash Williamsburg - and Quartersawn
What do our customers think?
BB Brewster, Ma - Ash, repeat customer
"...both the guy who installed it and the guy who's finishing it said 'this is quite the floor!' you guys make a great product."
DD Contractor New London, NH - Ash, repeat customer
In reference to our milling:
"...our sander really likes you, it hardly had to do any work at all."
GQ, Brewer, ME Ash
"...The floor is gorgeous! I cannot thank you enough for such a fine product. Your help was much appreciated...The thing I liked about the floor as I installed it, was how easy it went together. I have put in other hard wood floors with narrower boards and had trouble getting the tongue and groove to line up. Not with this floor!"
"To answer your question about having learned something, if I ever buy another hard wood floor, it will be through your company. I believe the quality of the floor made installation so much easier."