European Ash (Homé Hout, 2024)
European Ash (Homé Hout, 2024)
Common Name(s): European Ash
Scientific Name: Fraxinus excelsior
Distribution: Europe
Tree Size: 20-35 m tall, trunk diameter 1-2 m
Average Dried Weight: 680 kg/m3 (MC 12%)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.7%, Tangential: 9.6%, Volumetric: 15.3%
Color/Appearance: The heartwood is a light to medium brown color, though darker streaks can also be seen, which is sometimes sold as Olive Ash. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown; not always clearly or sharply demarcated from heartwood.
Grain/Texture: Has a medium to coarse texture similar to oak. The grain is almost always straight and regular, though sometimes curly or figured boards can be found.
Rot Resistance: Heartwood is rated as perishable, or only slightly durable in regard to decay. Ash is also not resistant to insect attack.
Workability: Produces good results with hand or machine tools. Responds well to steam bending. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
Common Uses: Flooring, millwork, boxes/crates, baseball bats, and other turned objects such as tool handles.
Comments: European Ash has fairly good strength properties for its weight, and is also shock resistant.
When stained, ash can look very similar to oak (Quercus spp.), although oaks have much wider rays, which are visible on all wood surfaces.
Actual stock
Our stock is constantly changing, always check current dimensions and stock with our sales team.

Square edged

  • European Ash - MIX
  • European Ash - Olijf cabinet
  • European Ash - A1F/AA
  • European Ash - Prime (2S min 90% White)
  • Dutch Ash
Thickness ( mm)
27 / 33 / 40 / 52 mm

Widths (in mm)

  • Fixed widths
  • random widths
PEFC or FSC certification possible


Square edged European Ash - KD, AA/A1F
European Ash - quality AA/A1F
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Square edged European Ash - KD, 52 mm, quality: Prime, sealed, FSC certified
European Ash. Click on the picture to enlarge (Homé Hout, 2024)
Square edged European Ash - KD, 27 mm, quality: Cabinet brown
European Ash - KD, 27 mm, Cabinet Brown
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Square edged Dutch Ash - KD, quality: MIX
Dutch Ash - KD, MIX
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