Without doubt, Ash is one of our most stunning homegrown timbers. Today ash continues to be a popular wood for woodworking not only because of its beautiful aesthetic, but also because of its strength, lightweight nature, and shock resistant qualities.
Still very commonly seen in the UK, ash is tied to many legends and is sometimes known as the “Venus of the woods”. It is thought the name ash comes from the word “spear”. This could be a reference to its spear-shaped leaves or that historically it was used to make weaponry.
When Steve is crafting a piece of furniture, he takes into consideration both design, finish, and very importantly how the timber itself will be showcased. Celebrating the particular characteristics of the wood is what makes your bespoke table or handcrafted chest of drawers not only unique but extra special.
Ash is a light coloured, smooth-grained hardwood. It has a wonderfully complex grain ranging from beige to a light-brown hue. Ash can be easily stained and polished to further enhance the grain. It is an extremely attractive option for fine furniture.
These are just a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces that Steve is currently making in the workshop. Each of them celebrates the special characteristics of Ash. You can really see how the grain is highlighted as a feature.
This includes a striking contemporary style handmade refectory table in an exciting combination of English ash and black walnut. An eye-catching corner settle, with a low backrest and useful storage space. A delightful set of drawers. As well as a practical seating box to put away anything from bedlinen to children’s toys.