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Fraxinus Excelsior

Prized for its beautiful appearance, toughness and flexibility, Ash is the ideal wood for fitted and free-standing furniture. A native English species, it has been used for centuries in traditional furniture making and in more specialist applications such as sports equipment and car chassis. Traditionally it was used in the manufacture of Windsor chairs and its straight grain and flexibility make it an ideal material for any steam bent components.

All our Ash at Whitney Sawmills is sourced from British woodlands.

Technical detail from TRADA

  • Wood type – hardwood
  • Mechanical strength – high
  • Durability – non durable, perishable
  • Treatability- moderately easy
  • Density- 710kg/m3 at 12%
  • Colour and grain – brownish white, with olive ash heart streaks