Elm has one of the largest number of similar sub-species of any major timber-producing tree. It is common throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The interlocking grain makes it a strong timber.

Elm Properties

Botanical name: Ulmus spp.
Colour: Light-brown
Density: 560kg/m3
Working properties: Good finishing, gluing, screwing, nailing. Medium machining properties.
Texture: Coarse
Thicknesses available: 1″, 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 2″, 2 ½”, 3″, 4″.
Width Range: 4″ and wider sold from pack. Other specifications available to be sorted to order.
Durability: Not durable – perishable on long ground contact.
Preservative permeability: Resistant.
Dimension change in varying conditions: Medium.

Elm Weight Calculator

Based on a weight of 560kg per cubic meter. Note this is an imprecise calculation as wood weight varies.
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