Fraxinus americana, the white ash or American ash, is a species of ash tree native to eastern and central North America. White ash is one of the most used trees for everyday purposes and, to keep up with high demand, is cultivated almost everywhere possible. The wood is white and quite dense (within 20% of 670 kg/m3), strong, and straight-grained. Its species produces an ideal, atypical dominant excurrent structured crown. It is a traditional timber of choice for production of baseball bats and tool handles. The wood is also favorable for furniture and flooring. A study compared it to eight other different species, and it showed the highest antibacterial activity in the context of manufacturing chopping boards.
Woodworkers use the timber mainly for interior uses due to high perishability in contact with ground soil. It is also used to make lobster traps. Since the 1950s, it has also become a popular choice for solid electric guitar bodies. It makes a serviceable longbow if properly worked.
PLEASE NOTE: STABILIZED, BURL/WOODS CAN HAVE VOIDS, INCLUSIONS, CHECKING/CRACKING AND OTHER NATURAL CHALLENGES. THE STABILIZING RESIN IS NOT A FILLER RESIN, IN CASE YOU COME ACROSS SMALL VOIDS, INCLUSIONS, ETC. IT CAN EASILY BE REPAIRED AND FADED IN WITH THIN SUPERGLUE AND SANDING DUST OF THE SAME SPECIES.