Ash is a heavy, tough, elastic wood, with a coarse grain which shows up well
in the finishing process. This makes ash a suitable wood for certain kinds of
furniture, such as refrigerators or kitchen cabinets. The grain in lumber is
produced by varying combinations of cells of different kinds. Spring wood and
summer wood, sap wood and heart wood, slow growth and rapid growth, knots, and
burls, all represent natural variations which are accentuated by the sawing
and finishing processes which bring out the beautiful grains.