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.
Grows throughout Europe, North Africa and Western Asia
Colour: Cream to pale tan colour
Grain: Tough, flexible and straight
Texture: Coarse but even
Cabinet making and furniture, sports goods and striking-tool handles. Also, sliced for decorative veneer and plywood manufacture.
Works well with hand and machine tools, necessary to pre-bore for nailing, stains easily and takes an excellent smooth finish filled.