Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Colorado Springs
Go buy phinds's poster of the wood species. It's a work of art and after I framed it my bride even let me hang it in her office so I can go in and salivate over wood.
I'm with cabinetman on ash. I think it's a beautiful wood and has some great qualities, as he said. It's about to become a collector's item, though if you don't like oak for cabinets you probably wouldn't like ash for that application, either.
Can't the guy at the mill tell you the grade? If it's "mill run" there will be a lot of 3 and some 1 and 2, but at .40 a bf, you only need better that a 30% of it to be 2 or better to be paying less than a buck and a half a bf for the stuff you want to keep.