Ash is really popular in modern homes. The pale colour of Ash gives a contemporary look and really complements an unfussy room layout. Ash is an excellent wood to work with as it is durable but also flexible and popular among craftsmen for its great machining qualities. It bonds well with glue and other adhesives and works with nails well.
Heartwood is a light to medium brown colour, Sapwood tends to be beige or light brown. The grain has a medium to coarse texture and is mostly straight, Ash is also not resistant to insect attach. Ash is used for flooring, general joinery baseball bats however it is used widely for hand tools.