Wood lexicon Types of wood


[ash tree]; [Fraxinus excelsior]; frêne (FR); frassino (IT); white ash, green ash (USA, CAN); Fresno (ES); ash (UK)


Europe, Middle East, North America

bulk density

0,69 g / cm³

durability class


radial shrinkage

0,17 - 0,21%

Tangential shrinkage

0,27 - 0,38%

wood color

light yellow

wood structure

ring-pored and rich in structure


Furniture, floors, stairs, musical instruments

Ash, also known by its botanical name Fraxinus, is widely distributed in the temperate to subtropical regions of the northern hemisphere. The common ash is one of the most well-known genera. With a growth height of up to 40 meters, it is one of the tallest deciduous trees in Europe.

Ash wood is one of the most important hardwood suppliers on the furnishing wood market. It is characterized by its white to yellowish sapwood and a ring-pored structure. The wood is very hard, elastic and is used almost exclusively indoors due to its low durability.

Sources: Wood ABC GD wood, Wikipedia

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