Ash is found all around Europe, including British Islands, North Africa and East Asia. It has a steady forest area and steady export too.
The wood color is white pearled, that sometimes can become rosy. Ash structure is well defined by its clearly demarcated rings. Its grain texture is severely striped or patterned. Its unprocessed natural color is of a shining yellowish white.
Ash wood is hard and steady and it has excellent resistance properties. The surface treatment requires a lot of technical expertise and knowledge.
Due to this, Ash is among the favourite woods in furniture making. As for interiors decorations it is mainly used for large-surfaced walls and ceiling coverings, as well as for built-in furniture.
As far as Olive Ash is concerned this is not a botanical species in its own right. The name refers only to the coloring of the wood. If the tree develops a heart, it is not shaped the normal way but shows as dark brown stripes alternating with the yellowish-white stripes of the others zones. This makes the wood decorative in character, particulary when the stripes are very regular.
So, Olive Ash veneer is extremely decorative as a result of the change between dark and white annual ring zones.
Crown cut shows us the first bundles from a log because it is sliced over the heart. That produces the so-called cathedral structure, so much sought after in crown cut bundles and that raises its natural essence, that in Olive Ash is specially interesting.
Our Fumé finishing is got by a smoked treatment. It is a special unique process, developed by ourselves. It is important to emphasize that this process is made sheet by sheet in autoclave with high pressure and short process (less than 24 hours), amonia neutralisation in the same process, remeasuring, relabelling and the possibility to test samples of every log to anticipate the result of each log after smoking.
Olive Ash is a very stirring surface, with ability to suggest a natural order. The tone changes makes of its wood a very special but at the same time, a defined pattern surface. It is a moderate but remarkable look that will never go unnoticed.