I am also working on some black ash benches and maybe a hall table. Black ash grows in the swamps and never gets very large. But it is very pretty. It is brown in color and has a very nice tight grain. It works very easy. These slabs came from some old trees, well over 100 years old.
As thick as these are, over 2" thick, the black ash is pretty light in weight. I hope to post more as these come along.