Normally a highly grained pale creamy wood with clear distinction between the paler sapwood, and the darker heartwood. Tough and exible, Ash is one of our toughest native timbers. Due to its exibility, it can withstand pressure, shock and splintering.
Ash is popular not only for its looks, but also for its ease of working and incredible strength. It is an ideal wood for making furniture. It is used wherever toughness is important as in sports equipment, tool handles, old car and coach frames, chair making, cabinet making and turnery. Ash can be readily steam bent into curved outlines without breaking or loosing strength. Boards of Scottish ash are typically between 2 and 4 metres long and up to 500mm wide, although they often split from the bottom
Reprocessed as woodchip or as biomass for energy generation
Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmills - www.ashs.co.uk