High grade true lightweight Swamp Ash.
Average weight 2.8lbs/bf.
Available in widths 7-10 inches or 11 inches and wider.
Narrow pieces 4-6 inches are also available.
Swamp Ash Lumber is a domestic Ash tree that grows in swamp areas of the southern regions that is much lighter, on average between 2.5 – 2.9 pounds per board foot. Our stock is 13″ & wider which is ideal for one piece guitar body blanks. The grain and texture are the same as White Ash with heartwood is a light brown color, though darker shades can also be seen. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown. It is not always clearly differentiate from heartwood. Swamp Ash is most commonly used for Musical Instruments like guitars for it light weight characteristic.
Swamp Ash Lumber is a common name for those who build musical instruments although it is not a specific or its own species of lumber. If your interest in more of the details on how lumber is graded you read all about it in NHLA Rules Book.
Swamp Ash Lumber
- FAS Grade
(this is a higher grade than what is considered “musical grade” lumber)
- Straight Grain patterns
- Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana
- Kiln Dried
- Weight is approximately 2.8lbs per board foot (our current stock as of Febuary 1st, 2016)
This is an average dried weight some depending on the size and quantity of your order some pieces may weigh less and some piece may weigh more.For large orders we have set stock of 13 inches and wider available for bulk purchasing. Please contact us for a quote.For specific widths & lengths please ad sizes in order notes at checkout.
1-15/16″ – 2″ Rough
S4S you name it
Swamp Ash Lumber Characteristics
Availability: Swamp Ash Lumber comes in narrow to wide widths ranging from 4 inches to 15 inches depending on current stock, wides boards aren’t always available as they are highly sought out. Our stocked lengths are anywhere from 4 feet to 7 feet.
Workability: Its shock resistant very workable with hand and machine tools and can be steamed bent.
Finishing: Swamp Ash Lumber is easy to sand, glue & stain.
All stocked items will ship or be ready for will call 1-2 business day after purchase. Multiple purchases can be combined for lower shipping rates. Please contact Cherokee Wood Products for shipping quotes to AK, HA & Canada. Additional charges apply for shipping to PO Boxes & APO/FPO/DPO. Please contact Cherokee Wood Products for more details. We reserve the right to change shipping carriers to provide you the lowest shipping rate available. You may provide your own carrier. For over sized loads and large quantities please contact Cherokee Wood Products Customer Service for the most accurate shipping rate. Contact Us