Ash European

Ash hardwood timber has a medium to coarse texture similar to oak. The sapwood is light-coloured to nearly white and the heartwood varies from greyish or light brown. Ash machines well, is good in nailing, screwing and gluing, can be stained to a very good finish.

Ash European

Botanical Name:

Fraxinus Excelsior


Grows throughout Europe, North Africa and Western Asia

Brief Description:

Colour: Cream to pale tan colour

Grain: Tough, flexible and straight

Texture: Coarse but even

Classification: Hardwood


Cabinet making and furniture, sports goods and striking-tool handles. Also, sliced for decorative veneer and plywood manufacture.

Working Properties:

Works well with hand and machine tools, necessary to pre-bore for nailing, stains easily and takes an excellent smooth finish filled.




710 kg/m³

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