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This article is about an older version of DF.
For the tree, see Ash (tree)

Ash is an intermediate good used to make potash, lye, or for glazing ceramics. Ash is produced by burning wood at a wood furnace, and comes in bars, stored in a bar/block stockpile and viewable in the stocks screen under "bars". Ash bars are a surprisingly sound structural material, usable for building constructions, workshops and furnaces of equal parity to, say, granite. Although the precise material properties of ash are unknown, it is fire-safe and (somehow) magma-safe as well, making it a usable material when working with magma.

Procedurally generated creatures (such as titans and forgotten beasts) may occasionally be composed of ash, though killing them will just result in a useless pile of ash for your dwarves to clean up.