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Forum topic by DirtyDan64 posted 12-28-2009 06:21 PM 4393 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2009 06:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ash

Iv’e heard and read alot about Black Ash however i have searched endlessly to find a Pic of this species other than pics of baskets. So I need alittle help if anyone happens to have a piece/slab of this wood that they might be able to post a pic of this material so I can see the color and grain as I am seriously thinking of making my new Kitchen from Black Ash, I would greatly appreciate your efforts.

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 03:51 AM

Sassafras is also known as black ash.

Here’s a reference:

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#2 posted 12-29-2009 05:19 AM

try searching in north east US for black ash. vermont, new hampshire and maine, this the home range for this species of ash. their are a few tree in the wva mountains but they are hard to find and most timber cutters treat it as ash.
the wood of black ash is softer than white ash and tan/brown in color.
the native americans in Maine use black ash splints to make baskets. processing the splints is another story in itself.

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 06:39 PM

There’s pictures of black ash on this page:

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#4 posted 02-22-2011 12:07 AM

IS black ash a good tone wood

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#5 posted 02-22-2011 02:10 AM

I probably us Black ash the most. hang on I’ll go take some pics of the laundry room cabinets I built.

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#6 posted 02-22-2011 03:02 AM

Well the wife wont let me take any pics of the laundry room right now because its full of laundry. She had some pics she sent me. Here ya go. Its all #1 Black ash. and the drawers were #2 hard maple

The holes were from when They tapped the maple tree for syrup.

-- New Auburn,WI

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#7 posted 02-22-2011 03:05 AM

Here is some black ash that is stained golden oak.

-- New Auburn,WI

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