Olive Ash is not a species in itself, rather it’s the name given to veneer cut from the dark heartwood of one of several European ashes. The dark on light stripes is reminiscent of true olive wood. Colors range from white to yellow to brown in varied combinations of color and markings. Grain may be straight, curly, or wavy. Olive ash burl veneer is highly prized for its turbulent markings and striking color contrasts.