American Ash Cut to Size

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Estimated dispatch 08/12/2023

Our Cut-To-Size American Ash Timber is a beautiful and natural hardwood, popular in North America with a strong and elastic composition. Visually akin to oak, this timber features a straight wood grain and medium to coarse texture.

Works great by hand or with the use of machine tools - glues, stains and finishes effective and has steam bending properties. Perfect for a range of different uses, this timber can be used for furniture to flooring, interior joinery to shop fitting.


Name: Fraxinus americana

Country of Origin: Europe, North America, Appalachian, Central, Northern & Southern regions, and Asia. The Ash tree grows in warm climates with well drained soil and enough direct sunlight that’s conducive to growth. They are the third most common tree in Britain.

Uses: Interior furniture, panelling, doors, kitchens, shop fitting, interior joinery, dining room tables, kitchen worktops, desktops, pool cues and tool handles. American ash hardwood is popularly used by interior designers and shop fitters, suiting the recent preference for lighter timbers. It can also be stained as oak and used for furniture.

Woodshop’s Preferred Finish: Osmo Polyx hardwax oil 3062, 3032, 3044, Osmo Top Oil 3058, 3068.

Durability: Non Durable (less than 5 years)

Density: Low to medium density - 710 Density (Kg/m3)

Colour(s): Light to medium brown, darkening with age.

The Timber: Derived from hardwood trees, Ash is visually characterised by a minimal colour difference between the heartwood and sapwood. Ash is typically a blonde or beige colour, turning to a richer and darker brown after drying. In nearly all circumstances, Ash wood has a straight grain, making it an aesthetically appealing choice for smart furniture and similar projects that require a professional finish.

Offering good interior-grade strength and durability, Ash timber is also known for its elastic qualities, making it suitable for not only furniture and decorative projects, but also more practical applications such as tool handles, sports and musical equipment, including bows and shells for drum kits.

Strength: Good overall strength and flexibility comparable to Oak. Like all our cut-to-size hardwood, Ash timber has great shock-resistance and hardness properties and won’t scratch or damage easily. Offers slight resilience to decay.

Working Qualities: Great results are achievable when using hand or machine tools - Ash timber also glues, stains and finishes well.

Uses: Internal

Customer Reviews

82 Reviews

Very good

by Lorrainevoss (03/21/2023)

Great service and product


by Info (01/23/2023)

Cut and planed to size specified. Very little warpage. Well wrapped. No damage, Delivery longer than hoped for, but acceptable.

Great quality

by Itswarren (11/01/2022)

Very pleased and will definitely be using again. The machining finish was fantastic. Service was great too, very nice lady on the end of the phone. Thanks to all.

Good quality wood

by BOTnut (07/06/2022)

Easy to order and well packaged to avoid damage in transit.

Good quality wood

by Glynnthomas (07/06/2022)

Good quality wood planed to my exact dimensions. Will be back for more in the future.

Great quality

by Philcaffrey1 (06/29/2022)

Lovely quality wood cut to exact size - wonderful. Easy to work with and finishes beautifully.

quality of timber

by Mark.carpenter98 (04/12/2022)

nicely selected, accurately machined and well packed

Quality product

by M S (01/02/2022)

Good quality wood, very happy with it. One star knocked off as not all the wood matched in colouring, understandable from a natural resource perspective, but would have been perfect had they done so.

Great cut

by M (11/08/2021)

High quality wood, stunning colour and grain. Would recommend.

Good, as expected

by Njw.general (10/13/2021)

Good as ordered.

Delivery Information

  • Express delivery on all orders once machined.
  • Click & Collect is available from our Falmouth store.
  • All orders are expertly packed to ensure against damages.
  • Delivery costs will be automatically calculated using the weight, size and delivery location of your order so delivery rates will vary. 

Palletised Delivery Information

  • Due to the size and weight of goods, some items will be sent via a roadside palletised delivery.
  • We will contact you prior to dispatch to arrange a convenient weekday delivery.
  • If a large curtain-sided lorry (the size of a double-decker bus) is unable to access/vacate your premises or pull-up outside the property (restricted access) your pallet may be sent on a ‘Book-In’ service, which means your local depot will contact you and arrange a date and suitable delivery transport with you. Your local delivery depot will call the next working day after dispatch to book the delivery with you for delivery within 5 working days.
  • If a large curtain-sided lorry (the size of a double-decker bus) is able to access your premises and pull up outside the property, your pallet can be delivered on the next weekday suitable for you. Please let us know by 11:00 am the day before, so that we can dispatch in time. 
  • Please be aware, if a forklift is unavailable at the delivery address (e.g. a residential address) people will be required to unload from the pallet by hand. This is for the health and safety of the delivery driver.

  • We use a third-party courier service who have a strict policy on abuse or harassment towards their drivers. In any case where there is abuse or harassment, the driver is within their rights to refuse delivery.

  • It is your responsibility to dispose of all packaging and pallets, this is for the health and safety of the delivery driver.

Please download Pallettrack's Home Delivery guide for more information on their roadside delivery service.



  • If you wish to arrange a collection with a courier of your choice then we are more than happy to package the goods for you. Please email us your full cutting list for specific prices and estimated weight and dimensions.
  • Contactless collection is an option for any order. Our collections take place at our workshop in Falmouth, Cornwall between the hours of 9 am-4 pm any weekday excluding bank holidays.
  • We will contact you once the goods are ready to collect, so a convenient timeslot can be arranged. 

Returns should be sent to the following address:

Sprucewool Ltd 
Bickland Business Centre
Tregoniggie Industrial Estate
Bickland Water Road
TR11 4SN

Please see our full returns policy in our terms of supply document (Clause 9)