Ash Curl, Ash Crotch, European Ash
Crotches from Ash trunks are very rare.
Architectural woodwork and single projects.
The frequently occurring brown heartwood in Ash is generally found in the crotch, too. It is more or less distinctly developed and often leads to very expressive patterns and textures in the veneer.
Mechanical machining of Ash can be carried out easily and well with all tools. Coarse grown trunks tend to split at planed edges. Surfaces can be made very smooth.
Due to tension caused by its crotch growth, drying in particular involves a greater risk of degrading through splitting. Only slow and careful drying can reduce this risk.
Ash is suitable for all kinds of treatments and especially colored stains are used. Easy application.
Ash takes glue well and provides very durable joints. Pre-drilled screw joints hold well.