The natural wood tones of the European Ash Butcher Block Countertop give it a simplistic yet stylish feel to your kitchen, bar, den, or craft room. The wood has a beautiful light to medium brown colour. The ash is unfinished and ready for your personal touch in colouring and shaping. Our butcher block is derived from an ash tree that is native to Europe and western Asia where the hues reflected in the grain are derived from the deep, moist, alkaline soil. European Ash is very hard, tough and well-wearing hardwood that also has highly flexible and shock resistance. The product looks very kitchen-forward but has the resiliency as baseball bats are crafted from the same material.