Uses: Used for cladding, decking and panelling.
General Description: Thermo ash has an even brown colour. The texture is coarse but even.
This tough, heavy, dense timber is fairly split resistant and has excellent steam bending properties, and with low stiffness and medium resistance to crushing and shock loads.
European Ash dries fairly rapidly and needs care to avoid surface checking and splitting, but this responds well to reconditioning kiln treatment; medium movement in service.
The timber is non-durable and perishable. It is susceptible to insect attack by both powder post and common furniture beetle. The heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment but back heartwood is resistant.
Family Name: Oleaceae
Latin Name: Fraxinus excelsior
Distribution: Grows throughout Europe, North Africa and Western Asia
Also known as: English, French, Polish, Slavonian, etc according to origin.