Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ash Veneer: A Great Choice for any Type of Job

Like Oak, Maple, and Cherry, Ash Veneer comes in several varieties at several price points. It could almost be said that there is an Ash Veneer for every type of job. Here is an overview of all of the types of Ash Veneer:

Flat Cut White Ash VeneerFlat Cut Ash Veneer – This comes in two varieties, Brown and White. White Flat Cut has the lowest price point of the whole family at $1.79 per square foot, where Brown is more moderate at $3.99. Both have a general flat cut grain that can be compared to popular woods like Maple or Cherry. Brown Ash has more contrast and a little more definition to the grain.

Quartered Rift Ash VeneerQuartered / Rift Ash Veneer - This comes in two grades, Standard and Premium. Both are tan to blond in color. The Standard Quartered Ash usually has a bit more diagonal grain lines in places, whereas the Premium has very thin understated grain that is completely straight across the sheet.

Figured Ash VeneerFrench Figured Ash Veneer– This is similar to Premium Quartered Ash but with a touch darker grain, and straight, light figure running across the straight, thin grain pattern. This is a great choice for projects where an understated but beautiful figure is desired.

Blackened Ash VeneerBlackened Ash Veneer – Black Ash is a completely black veneer with a subdued grain that isn’t immediately apparent. Plenty of situations can call for Blackened Ash Veneer, and it adds a touch of class to areas that might otherwise have been black plastic or laminate.

Japanese Ash VeneerJapanese Ash Veneer and Tamo Ash Veneer – Both of these types are wheat color, but that is about where the similarities end. Japanese Ash (on your left) has a very nice, multi-shade straight grain look that is exotic in nature with a comparativelyTamo Ash Veneer moderate price. Tamo Ash (on your right) is a very unique looking wood with a figure heavier than its grain. The figure is shaped and textured similar to a peanut. It’s a great conversation piece all on its own.

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