Ash : American White Ash Wood

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An American classic, the American White Ash is common from Nova Scotia and Maine, west to Minnesota, south to Texas and Florida.  It is found in all states east of the Mississippi River and  as far west as Kansas and Oklahoma. 

The tree generally never exceeds three feet in diameter with a height of nearly 80 feet. It is a pleantiful wood with sapwood that is almost clear white and heartwood a light brown color.

It is used for furniture, handles, boxes, baseball bats, oars, ladders and boat building.   

As with all of our crosses, there were no stains, lacquers or preservatives used to finish your cross; only a natural oil which is hand-rubbed and polished to enhance the woods natural beauty.  When you hold our crosses, you are “feeling” the wood and “seeing” the wood as God created it.  No two are alike as boards will vary in color and graining due the environmental conditions it was produced.  The shine on the cross is related to the amount of “resin” in the make-up of the wood itself.  The more resin the higher the shine.

Crosses are handcrafted in our Palestine, Texas (USA) facility offering the highest quality.  Crosses do not require polishing.  Holding your cross will allow the oils from your hands to go into the wood and create a soft, patina glow.  Never use oil or olive oil on our crosses.

Price noted is for 1 HoldingCross.  The picture of multiple crosses is to share with you the diversity of the wood.

Each cross comes in an organza bag with a StoryTag telling the name of the wood and a StoryScroll which contains suggested prayers, CareGiving stories and other information.  We do not offer seconds or damaged crosses.  Our crosses are all first quality and handcrafted in our shop by our family.

NOTE : The HoldingCross watermark in the picture does not appear on the crosses.  The picture is marked for proprietary reasons.