Ash (Fraxinus Americana)
Family - Oleaceae
Distribution - Canada, Northern USA
Characteristics: Heartwood varies from light brown to reddish-brown, Sapwood is white.
Working Qualities: Saws and machines easily and takes a good finish and responds well to steam bending. It is perishable and unsuitable for use outdoors unless treated.
Uses: Used traditionally in applications where elasticity and toughness is required, tool handles, vehicle bodies, but also used for interior joinery, cabinets and furniture.