The wood is a pleasant brown color with a slight aromatic odor. The apparent slow growth of this species produces narrow growth rings, which can be shown to advantage when
sawn on practically any plane. The grain is apt to wander in an attractive style over longer lengths of sawn boards unless the main stem was straight.
If the grain direction and patterns are considered when machining,
Ashe juniper is fairly easy to work with both hand and machine
tools. It is hard and dense enough to retain crisp edges
and easy to hand scrape
and sand. Gluing and finishing present no problems. It turns
well but may occasionally splinter.
In addition to the obvious external use for fence post and
fuel, Ashe juniper is used in its growth area for small items of furniture
and craft work.