Sometimes we just like it natural, minimal, super pared-down. That's the story behind our natural ash finish. Sometimes all you want is a nice piece of ash.
The natural ash finish is made from domestically grown and responsibly harvested solid ash. After surfacing the rough sawn lumber, we hand select and arrange each plank based on its color and naturally-occurring unique markings (pitch pockets, mineral streaks, and knots). Leaving the wood light and natural, we seal this finish with a lightly tinted oil for long term protection.
An overall light peachy, yellowy, nude-ish tan, this wood finish pairs particularly well with the matte black or gloss white steel finishes. Either combination achieves a Scandinavian modern look and feel.
Solid wood will expand and contract based on the humidity level of its environment. A good rule of thumb is to maintain a 40-50% relative humidity level in your home. This finish can be adapted for outdoor use by request, prior to/at checkout. Products sealed with an exterior-grade finish will require regular maintenance (reapplication) according to your specific environmental conditions.
Although very strong, solid wood is susceptible to scratches and marks. Therefore we still recommend protecting the wood as best you can with the use of trivets, coasters, and pads for hot, wet, or coarse items.