Chilean Ash is similar to Australian native Victorian Ash but with a lower density softer and of lighter color that enhances its beautiful wood grain. Chilean Ash is much less prone to collapse and checking in the drying process. Rot and stain do not exist in plantation grown Chilean Ash and experiences no insect damage. Trials had been undertaken by INFOR to determine physical characteristics and applictions of Ash. Among the applications are sliced veneer, flooring, kitchen cabinets doors, various styles of furniture, entry and internal doors, louver doors, window framing, mouldings, plywood, fiberboard and OSB. Chilean Ash demonstrated excellent results to all applications mentioned, with ease of workability, displaying beauty of grain and staining options.
|Properties||Chilean Ash||Victorian Ash||Douglas Fir||Red Meranti||Redwood|
|Dry Density 12% Kg/m3||480||680||540||450||450||Static Bending MOE GPA||9.5||16||13||9.1||9.2||Static Bending MOR GPA||85||110||89||71||69||Max. Crushing Mpa||40||63||50||45||42||Hardness Janka KN||3.8||4.9||3.0||2.4||2.1||Shrinkage Radial %||2.0||6.5||2.5||2.0||1.5||Shrinkage Tangential %||3.0||13.0||4.0||4.5||2.5|