Spieces of wood

Botanical name: Fraxinus.

Type: tree of Oleaceae family. Natural colour of ash-wood is similar to golden-hued caramel. When decoloured it acquires gray hair tint. Ash-tree gets its name from its ash-grey bark which creates a stunning contrast against its delicate green foliage. Ash-wood has a great range of tints due to its wide varicoloured sapwood. Some people consider this as a drawback, while others take it as advantage. For example, ash-wood is used in mosaic making due to its expressive structure.

Texture: ash-wood has rich texture and well expressed pattern. Straight fibers are visible on the cut. Striae have small diameter and pith rays are almost invisible.

Density: approx. 700 kg/m3.


Ash-tree is a modest neighbour of oak-tree but for some reason it has not gained the same recognition. Ash-tree is one the most flexible and elastic tree on the Earth. Naturally this tree is flexible and robust like Olympic gymnast.

Mechanical properties: equal to oak-wood in robustness and solidity ash-wood bends well after steam finish. When seasoned ash-wood does not crack. This wood withstands to any impact that’s why it is heavily cut. However, it is pliant to grinding, polishing and evenly painted.

Application: ash-tree is used in manufacturing of climbing walls, tool handles due to its flexibility. Thin planks of ash-wood are used in production of doors, carved furniture, banisters, parquet, window frames, ski, tennis-rackets. Beekeepers made beehouses from bark of large ash-trees.

In Norwegian mythical literature ash-tree was the personification of Odin (Wodan) – source of life and immortality. This tree united the world of spirit and human world, its crown and branches supported the sky and its roots reached up to the Earth's core.

Ash-tree is a tree that will become part of your home.