Ash is a decid­u­ous tree that attracts atten­tion due to its ele­gant look. The col­or of ash wood ranges from a pale grey or yel­low­ish-white to a red­dish white that dark­ens to light brown. Ash wood has a strik­ing design through nar­row dark stripes, or a tongue-shaped grain. The struc­ture of ash wood may be recog­nised by coarse or annu­lar pores. Annu­al rings are often very clear­ly vis­i­ble. Ash wood is heavy and hard, there­fore the pro­cess­ing of ash wood is often dif­fi­cult and requires pre­ci­sion. Due to its coarse struc­ture, ash wood is less suit­able for polishing.