ASH EUROPEAN FIGURED
European Ash quarter cut figured veneer is creamy white to pale tan. The straight grain has a pronounced appearance with fiddleback figure. Fiddleback is clearly visible with regular streaks running across the grain.
Common Uses: Architectural panels, musical instruments, as well as furniture and marquetry.
Other Names: Olive Ash, Common Ash.
The Tree: Depending on soil and climate, can grow 80-100 feet with diameters between 2-5 feet.
A Little History: During WWI, European Ash was used to construct aircraft. This wood was ideal for the structure of aircraft because of its flexibility and strength. (Source: A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, 2nd Edition)