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 … Continue reading Elm – Pleasant to Work and Full of Character

Elm Table Top

A couple of months ago, a local couple approached me looking for a characterful table top for a metal base they were having made.  I invited them to visit my shop and they picked out this slab of elm. I flattened the top side of the slab and filled the voids with resin.  I inlaid … Continue reading Elm Table Top

Done, Almost Done, and Hopefully Done Soon

Done:  Post for Popular Woodworking's Contributor's Blog The post, The Telephone Game - Woodworking Version, published June 25 was my first  for Popular Woodworking.  I've really enjoyed watching the table evolve and I hope that we are able to sign up more participants. One thing that I would like to emphasize to all participants is that you do … Continue reading Done, Almost Done, and Hopefully Done Soon