Ash Wood for the home

Ash Tree
Ash Tree in full leaf in summer

We sometimes have some Ash wood in the workshop.  This wood is light in colour and mellows to a rich creamy hue with age.  It makes lovely chopping boards, chopping blocks and can used to make bowls or decorative items for the home.

So we thought we would give a little bit of information about this tree.

The Ash tree was thought to have medicinal and mystical properties.  In Norse Viking mythology, ash was referred to as the ‘Tree of Life‘. Even today it is sometimes known as the ‘Venus of the woods‘. In Britain we regarded Ash as a healing tree. People have used the hardwood timber of Ash for many years.  Its timber is one of the toughest and a natural shock absorber. The wood can take a hard blow without splintering and so is used where strength is needed. It has attractive grain.