Tamo Ash

Also known as: Japanese Ash, Tamo Ash

Botanical Name: Fraxinus mandschurica

Origin: Southeast Asia esp. Japan

Description: Only the figured logs of this species are of interest for veneer. These will contain various combinations of curly, twisted and interlocked grain and, when rotary cut, reveal very highly decorative material that is a little browner in colour than white European Ash. The stronger and tighter the markings, and especially when displaying the aptly named “peanut” figure, the more valued Tamo is. This is a sought after and expensive veneer suited to top quality interior decoration and furniture.