Red Elm // Ulmus rubra

Red Elm lumber wood, Ulmus rubra lumber for woodworking
"It's a rare treat when elm is available to woodworkers as lumber! It has a similar open-grainy appearance to American ash but it's lighter in weight and a bit more colorful. Elm machines easily and shapes beautifully by hand."
 
color of Red Elm
Color Range
Pale yellow sapwood with a reddish-hued khaki tan heartwood
other names for Red Elm
Other Names
American Elm, Elm, Gray Elm, Slippery Elm, Soft Elm
uses for Red Elm
Some Typical Uses
Steam bending, furniture
the Red Elm tree
What's the Tree Like?
A shorter, branchy tree. A mature sample can grow to 24"-36" diameter and yeild clear straight logs shorter than 10'
Red Elm grows in North America
map of where Red Elm grows
Weight

3.17

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-11.45% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

860

Janka Rating
-33.33% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

.48

Specific Gravity
-25.00% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak


Red Elm Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
 
Red Elm Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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