Urban Wood Rescue is located at 6045 Midway Street (Depot Park) in Sacramento

NEW SUMMER HOURS: 9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Ash

GENUS: FRAXINUS

Ash is a deciduous tree with 45-65 species that grow throughout northern Europe, Asia, and North America. Modesto ash is one species that was planted en masse in many Sacramento neighborhoods in the 1940s-60s. While these trees are beautiful, they are nearing the end of their lifespans and many are being removed. 

 

Characteristics

Color / Appearance

The heartwood is a light to medium brown color. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown; not always clearly or sharply demarcated from heartwood. 

Grain / Texture

Has a medium to coarse texture similar to oak. The grain is almost always straight and regular, though sometimes curly or figured boards can be found. 

Workability

Produces good results with hand or machine tools. Responds well to steam bending. Glues, stains, and finishes well. 

Common Uses

Flooring, millwork, boxes/crates, baseball bats, and other turned objects such as tool handles. 

Characteristics used by permission from The Wood Database

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP-July 31st

Experience the magic and fun of woodturning

In this hands-on class, you will learn both of the main skills in woodturning - face plate turning and how to create all of the basic spindle shapes and cuts. Students will turn a small bowl. This is the perfect class for the beginning turner, or a great way to hone your turning skills. Some say woodturning is therapeutic.

For more info and to register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-diy-wooden-bowls-intro-to-woodturning-tickets-159699628889

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