Heidler Hardwood Lumber

Red Elm

Thickness Grade Footage
4/4" Select & FAS 35
4/4" #1 Common 450
6/4" Select & FAS 0
8/4" Select & FAS 0
8/4" #1 Common 0
8/4" #2 Common 0
10/4" Select & FAS 0
10/4" #1 Common 0
12/4" #2 Common 310

Specie Information

    Ulmus Rubra

    Elm is the state tree of Massachusetts and North Dakota.

    DISTRIBUTION
    The Eastern to Midwest U.S.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    Red elm has a greyish white to light brown narrow sapwood, with heartwood that is reddish brown to dark brown in color. The grain can be straight, but is often interlocked. The wood has a coarse texture.

    WORKING PROPERTIES
    The wood of red elm is fairly easy to work, it nails, screws and glues well, and can be sanded and stained to a good finish. It dries well with minimum degrade and little movement in performance.

    PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
    Elm is moderately heavy, hard and stiff with excellent bending and shock resistance. It is difficult to split because of its interlocked grain.

    AVAILABILITY
    Available.

    MAIN USES
    Furniture, cabinet making, flooring, millwork, paneling and caskets.

    RELATIVE ABUNDANCE
    Together, aspen, basswood, cottonwood, elm, gum, hackberry, sassafras, sycamore and willow represent 12.5 percent of commercially available U.S. hardwoods.

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