ASH EUROPEAN FIGURED (FIDDLEBACK)
European Ash flat cut figured wood veneer is creamy white to pale tan. The grain has a pronounced and, often wavy, cathedral.
Common Uses: Architectural panels, musical instruments, as well as furniture and marquetry.
Other Names: Olive Ash, Common Ash, Italian Olive Ash.
The Tree: Depending on soil and climate, European Ash 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.