Ash is a dense and tough hardwood but it also has an elasticity that makes it great for making bows, tool handles and baseball bats. It is also often used in making musical instruments and veneers as well as firewood. Woodworkers generally like the timber for its great finishing and machining qualities. An interesting fact we came across in our recent research is that Ash historically was (and is!) used to make car and carriage frames due to the resilience and durability in movement.


The above photo of the wood’s grain was taken from our inventory of slab wood and is just one example of what the species may look like. Color of photos will vary depending on weather conditions on the given day photo was taken.