European ash is one of the toughest hardwoods, renowned for its strength and durability.
Ash is one of the world's most valuable timbers for such uses as sporting equipment, striking tool handles, musical instruments and even today it is still used in the manufacture of some cars. It is typically straight grained and produces strong, pale timber. These tall, graceful trees can reach 30-40m in height and around 400 years in age.
At Logie Timber, we aim to hold a stock of air-dried Ash. If you would like to find out more about whether Ash is the right wood for your project, or to check current stock and place an order, please contact us.
Ash (Fraxinus Excelsior) is typically straight-grained and quite coarse textured. It varies somewhat in weight according to the growth conditions. There is usually no distinction in colour between sapwood and heartwood. Occasionally darkening of the heartwood creates interesting character referred to as Olive Ash. Ash dries well and while it is tough, it machines and works quite well and can reach a reasonably smooth finish. It is similar to oak in general strength properties, but tougher and more resistant to splitting and absorbs shock without splintering. It can be glued, stained, and polished.
Local lighting and product design company Yellowbroom hand-make beautiful products in wood. This particular hanging light is hand-steam-bent Ash.
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THE BOARDROOM AT LOGIE STEADING
Logie Estate, Logie, Forres, Moray, IV36 2QN
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