Veneer Species Guide

Columbia Forest Products is proud to offer an exciting variety of hardwood and decorative softwood species of faces to meet the demand for architectural individuality in interior design applications.

Ash, Olive (Burl)

  • Latin name: Fraxinus excelsior
  • Common name(s): Olive Ash, French, German, English, Polish, etc. Ash
  • Sources: Europe, western Asia, North Africa
CHARACTERISTICS As above, but with pronounced burl, swirly, and gnarly grain highly desirable for decorative millwork and inlays.
COMMON CUTS Rotary, Half round, Plain sliced (rarely)
USES Decorative millwork or inlay work.
AVAILABILITY Reasonable
PRICE $$$$