Tamo Ash, Fraxinus mandshurica, is one of the world’s rarest and most beautiful figured hardwoods. The figure is very similar to Quilted Maple, often appearing to be spheres of Ash pressed together to make a solid piece. It is mostly found in veneers because when identified in the log veneer dealers go into bidding wars to purchase it. Hearne Hardwoods occasionally finds small lots of solids, but they sell quickly.
- One of the most extraordinary and rare figure patterns found in any species
- A member of the Oleaceae family