Bad Ash Woodworking

Making something from a bad situation. The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia that was discovered near Detroit in 2002. The larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, eventually killing them. The beetle does not affect the heartwood of the tree. As of May, 2018 the EAB has been found in 33 states and in three Canadian provinces.

When dead or dying ash trees are removed, they are often burned for firewood or sent to the chipper. Habitat for Humanity has partnered with local municipalities to saw EAB affected trees into lumber that is then sold as boards in their Re-Store locations. This is where the lumber for BAD ASH woodworking comes from. Each product comes with a tag explaining why it is BAD ASH woodworking.

Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer here.

Never be without a bottle opener again! BAD ASH bottle opener coasters come in sets of 5 for $22.

Stainless steel hardware.

BAD ASH bread boards are 12", 6" wide, and 7/8" thick. $20 each.

Have a different idea? I'd be happy to do some BAD ASH custom woodworking for you!