Smooth and ready for gluing. Measures approximately 1 1/2" wide, and a full 78" long!
For best results and maximum strength use a toothing plane or a hacksaw blade on the side to be glued for extra strength. This will give the glue something to grab instead of a smooth surface that will soak in the glue. Ash is hard and tough has good long fibers and is easy to work with.
ASH Backing strip approx. 1 3/4" X 78" X 1/4 " (200 x 4.5 x 0.8 mm)