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Which is harder oak or ash?

Ash woods that comes from the deciduous species of the tree are particularly hard, in fact they are even harder than oak, but they are less resistant to moisture. And while ash wood takes stains well, one of the main attractions of this wood is its light colour.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, is Ash A strong wood?

Ash is a relatively porous wood. While ash is tough, heavy and hard, it is usually easy to work. The wood is soft, lightweight and often inexpensive.

Furthermore, which is harder ash or hickory? Ash wood has a Janka hardness factor of 1320, which is harder than Red Oak, but softer than Hickory and Maple.

Also question is, do ash and oak go together?

Oak and Ash These two species match up, but you might notice that ash has sharper grain lines that zigzag. These two species can work together, but should never be used with straight-grained hardwoods such as mahogany and hickory, or different-colored hardwoods such as maple, cherry or alder.

What are the disadvantages of ash wood?

Disadvantages/Cons Poor Wear Resistance: The Ashwood is having a poor water resistant and that is why it cannot be used in the outdoor areas. Poor Stability: The ashwood is having a very low density and that is why it get cracked easily. Durability: The ashwood is not very much durable and can be destroyed easily.

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