A straight grained, very tough and elastic timber. Used where sudden shocks have to be resisted e.g. handles of tools, oars, blocks and pulleys, spokes of wheels and milk-pails. Ash bark is used tanning and the ashes of ash is used for potash.

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Density 560 to 720 kgm-3Clip
Youngs modulus 9E9 to 12E9 Nm-2Clip
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See also: Acacia, Alder, Ash Frame, Beech, Birch, Box-Wood, Cedar, Chestnut, Ebony, Elm, Fir, Lance-Wood, Larch, Mahogany, Oak, Pine, Poplar, Teak, Walnut.

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