White Fraxinus americana
Color: Heartwood is light tan to dark brown; sapwood is creamy white. Similar in appearance to White Oak, but frequently more yellow.
Hardness (Janka): 1320; 2% harder than Northern Red Oak.
Sawing / Machining: Good machining qualities.
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.
Nailing: Good holding ability; good resistance to splitting.
Finishing: No known problems. Stains well.
(Relative to plainsawn select Red Oak.)