LiveEdge Ash


Species: Ash

Length: 101"
Width (Bottom): 13"
Width (Middle): 8"
Width (Top): 9"
Thickness: 1.625"
Board Foot: 11.4 BDFT
Weight Estimate: 48 Pounds

Origin: Battleground, Washington

Shipping Information:

-Slab Ships From: Battle Ground, Washington
-All slabs are subject to freighted shipping. Once purchased, we will contact you via email or phone to coordinate and secure the best negotiated shipping rate for your location. Shipping costs are based on your zip code, residential/commercial address classification, and whether a liftgate/forklift is required.
If you can't find a slab that perfectly fits your needs among our listed options, feel free to reach out to us directly. We can check our inventory for additional slabs that may suit your preferences.

Contact Information:

-Phone: 360.601.8388

Transform your vision into reality with our remarkable Live Edge slabs. Embrace the artistry of nature in your next woodworking project and create a unique masterpiece for your home.

Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this kiln-dried slab is project-ready, ensuring minimal wood movement and cracking. Our state-of-the-art iDry vacuum kiln removes moisture, guaranteeing its suitability for your project right away.

Please note that as each tree is unique, no two slabs are alike. This individuality guarantees that your furniture piece, whether it's a table, shelf, or any other creation, will be truly one-of-a-kind.

At Hamilton Lee Supply, we are committed to preserving and reusing stunning wood materials. Our focus on sustainability means that every slab tells a story and contributes to a greener future.

Common Names: White Ash, American White Ash
Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana
Distribution: Native to Eastern North America
Tree Size: Typically grows to heights of 65100 feet (2030 meters) with trunk diameters ranging from 25 feet (.61.5 meters)
Average Dried Weight: Approximately 42 pounds per cubic foot (675 kilograms per cubic meter)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% Moisture Content): Ranges from 0.55 to 0.67
Janka Hardness: Measures 1,320 pounds of force (5,870 Newtons)
Modulus of Rupture: Exhibits 15,000 pounds per square inch (103.5 Megapascals)
Elastic Modulus: Approximately 1,740,000 pounds per square inch (12.00 Gigapascals)
Crushing Strength: Stands at 7,410 pounds per square inch (51.1 Megapascals)
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.9%, Tangential: 7.8%, Volumetric: 13.3%, T/R Ratio: 1.6
Color/Appearance: The heartwood is light to medium brown, and the sapwood can be wide, often beige or light brown, with no clear demarcation from the heartwood.
Grain/Texture: Possesses a medium to coarse texture similar to oak, with grain that is almost always straight and regular, though occasionally moderately curly or figured boards can be found.
Endgrain: Ringporous with large earlywood pores (24 rows wide) and small latewood pores, often in solitary and radial multiples. Tyloses are common, and parenchyma is banded (marginal) with paratracheal parenchyma around latewood pores vasicentric, winged, and confluent. Rays are narrow with normal spacing.
Rot Resistance: The heartwood is rated as perishable or only slightly durable in regard to decay. Ash is also not resistant to insect attack.
Workability: Yields good results with hand or machine tools and responds well to steam bending. It glues, stains, and finishes well.
Odor: Can have a distinct, moderately unpleasant smell when being worked.
Allergies/Toxicity: Ash in the Fraxinus genus has been reported to cause skin irritation and a decrease in lung function in some cases. Refer to Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety articles for more information.
Pricing/Availability: Among the least expensive utility hardwoods available domestically, with prices comparable to oak.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices, but it is on the IUCN Red List as critically endangered due to a projected population reduction of over 80% in the next three generations, primarily due to the effects of the invasive emerald ash borer.
Common Uses: White Ash is used for flooring, millwork, boxes/crates, baseball bats, and other turned objects like tool handles.
Additional Comments: The invasive emerald ash borer has caused significant devastation to ash trees across North America since its introduction in the 1990s, resulting in the rapid decline of local ash tree populations. White Ash, known for its excellent shock resistance, is a preferred wood for tool handles, particularly in shovels and hammers where toughness and impact resistance are essential. When stained, ash can resemble oak, though it lacks the conspicuous rays found in oak wood.