Ash Veneered Panels & Jointed Veneer
Ash is composed of around 70 species, with around 20 in Central and North America and around 50 species in Europe and Asia. All species look alike microscopically and Ash is widely distributed in the north temperate regions of the globe.
Ash sapwood is light coloured or nearly white and 7-15cm wide, while the heartwood is pale brown, greyish brown, light brown, or pale yellow streaked with brown.
Ash veneers usually have strong contrast in grain and the material is normally coarse-textured.
It has no characteristic odour.
Ash burr & cluster veneers are caused by abnormal growth, or excrescences, which are common to most trees. Irritation or injury forms an interwoven, contorted, or gnarly mass of dense woody tissue from which this veneer is harvested.