Elm – Pleasant to Work and Full of Character

The latest addition to my catalog of air-dried slabs for sale is Elm (Ulmus americana)

A medium-density wood with pale sapwood and warm brown heartwood, elm often exhibits a coarser grain pattern.

Most elm trees do not grow very large and consequently it is rare to find elm mature enough to exhibit a substantial amount of darker heartwood. Pockets of in-grown bark is typical of this species, lending to the unique look of elm.

Elm works well, and common uses include furniture, boxes and veneer.

It was milled on one of the hottest days in 2013.

You may remember this table top that I made from one slab three years ago.

A pair of dovetail keys reinforced a separation in the slab, and epoxy was used to fill in voids.

See my catalog of air-dried wood slabs for sale here.

One thought on “Elm – Pleasant to Work and Full of Character

  1. Everybody will agree that elm is indeed one of many kinds of wood that is easy and pleasant to work with because of the design. You don’t need to do a lot of texture or feature in it because it already has full of characters in it. It’s good to know that it can be used for many offices also and not just as furniture in the house.

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