Tytherington Ash in winter 2007

Ash is a straight moderately  open grained hardwood with a texture ranging from medium to coarse (due to porous wood spring growth).   The colour of Ash can vary from a pale creamy to  brown.

    info and image directly below (in green) from http://www.slhardwoods.com

Alight coloured wood, cream to light brown, with a bold, straight grain. externally non durable but suitable for all internal woodwork

 

 It is tough and has good steam bending qualities. It is good turnery wood. It takes stains and finishes to a dull shiny surface. It lends itself easily to machining processes.

 

Ash is used  internally in many applications such as

furniture, cabinets, joinery, mouldings, panelling, kitchen worktops, staircases, shop fittings. It is also very good for tool handles, hockey and hurley sticks as well as boat building.

Mortise Chisel Handles (Ash)

 

 

 

Ash tool handles by Jim Wilson, link below

http://www.paragoncode.com/toolmaking/mortise_chisels/handles/making/index.htm

Ash wall panelingAsh Panelling by http://www.bristolfinish.com

 

Ash Kitchen Worktops

Ash Kitchen Worktop

http://www.timbertops.co.uk

Ash scotia beading 19mm unfinished 2.4m

Ash scotia beading

http://www.flooringsales.co.uk

 

 


Anonymous

Beechwood fires are bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year
Chestnut only good they say
If for long it's laid away
Make a fire of elder tree
Death within your house will be
But ash new or ash old
Is fit for a Queen with a crown of gold
Birch and Fir logs burn too fast
Blaze up bright and do not last
It is by the Irish said
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread
Elmwood burns like churchyard mould
Even the very flames are cold
But ash green or ash brown
Is fit for a Queen with a golden crown

Poplar gives a bitter smoke
Fills your eyes and makes you choke
Apple wood will scent your room
With an incense-like perfume
Oaken logs, if dry and old
Keep away the winters cold
But ash wet or ash dry
A king shall warm his slippers by.
 

 

 


 

Rolfe Humphries (1910-1969)

 

Weave, weave the music of the
leaves
So that it moves Our listenings, our loves.
Stir, ever so gently, the rustle of
the breeze
in the old trees.
Beech, maple, ash, elm. oakó
Tell over the soft idiom they
spoke
To still, to quiet air.