Thursday, February 14, 2013

American Elm (Ulmus Ameicana)

Status: Secure and widely available.

Other Common Names: Water Elm

Found in Eastern and Midwest North America, this member of the Ulmaceae family (Ulmus) grows to about 100 feet in height and about 3 feet in diameter.

Both sapwood and heartwood are a light to golden brown.

Dense with moderate pores, interlocked grain causes some issues with machining. Specific Gravity: .46-.60. Avg. Dry Weight: 38 pounds per cubic foot.

Takes a finish easily.

Used to make boxes and furniture.

While Secure, Dutch Elm Disease will commonly infect this species and cause early death. 

American Elm
Elm Burl

Spaulted  American Elm

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