Ash: hardwood

Ash, of all wood types, is the most structurally similar to oak. It is also strong and resistant to deformation. This wood is difficult to process, poorly polished. It is only when the wood is steamed that it becomes more flexible, and when dried it hardly cracks. Ash is affected by rotting and wormholes. This is why wood needs special antiseptic treatment.

The ash kernel has a clear outline. It is yellow and brown. Sapwood is very broad and contains a large number of different colors. This makes the wood texture interesting and quite attractive.

Wood is not varnished. Wax is often used instead of varnish. The hardness and flexibility of the ash made it possible to use it in the manufacture of sports equipment, railing, tools handles. The aspen is used to glue wood of less beautiful types.