Ash wood is a beautiful hardwood and has been used for many types of furniture for a long time - besides baseball bats.
Millions of Ash trees have been killed in the past years by the Emerald Ask Borer. In the US the bug was first discovered in Southeastern Michigan in 2002 and has since been found as far as the Mid-Atlantic, north to New Hampshire, south to Georgia, West to Iowa. Females lay eggs in bark crevices on ash trees, and larvae feed underneath the bark of ash trees to emerge as adults.
Using the wood of the dead trees for our furniture is a way to reclaim this versatile and strong wood.