European ash Fraxinus excelsior, to distinguish it from other types of ash, is a flowering plant species in the olive family Oleaceae. It is native throughout
mainland Europe east to the Caucasus and Alborz mountains, and the British Isles which determine its western boundary. The northernmost location is in the Trondheimsfjord region of Norway.
I have used a Chilean Pine/Monkey Puzzle knot for the lid, it has a handcut 12tpi thread ensuring a secure closure.
It has been finished with several coats of an eco friendly hardwax oil which requires no maintainence other than dusting.