Trade Names: European Ash, White Ash Burl
Similar Woods: Myrtle Burl
Origin: Europe, but generally restricted to Western Europe
Range: The Ash Burl is a trunk burl, i.e. the burl forms in the trunk and not in the root. Generally it is a matterof freestanding or small groups of trees on which a lot more branches have developed due to external influences.

This, together with the ever changing direction in growth and continuous over-growing, results in the final burl.

Uses: High quality architectural woodwork as well as high quality produced furniture, widely used in the USA and theFar East.
Properties: Completely sound, large dimensioned, full burl logs are very rare. Frequently either small black knots are foundin the burl or more of a cluster type, i.e. the burl zones are spread over the surface and are linked with each

other through wild textures.

Machining: Ash can be worked easily and well with all tools.Coarse grown logs tend to split at their planed edges.

Very smooth surfaces are produced.

Seasoning: The drying operation should be carried out at moderate temperatures and not too hurriedly. There is only aslight tendency to warp. Surface checking very seldomly occurs .
Finishing: Ash is suitable for all kinds of surface treatments and colored stains are in particular. Their use presents noproblems.
Jointing: Glue is taken well by Ash and produces very durable joints.Pre-drilled screw joints hold well.