Botanical terminology: Fraxinus excelsior
Physical and Mechanical Properties
The ash has very good mechanical properties in relation to its weight. It has excellent impact resistance and good steam bending.
It can undergo easy mechanical treatment, be screwed or glued well and gain very good finishing after paint and varnish. It dries relatively easily with minimum degradation, providing final products with very small dimensional changes.
Ash is used for furniture, flooring, doors, interior decoration, kitchen cabinets, paneling, tool handles and sports equipment. The nice appearance of the wood makes it suitable for a wide range of uses in woodworking and furniture manufacturing.