bring your HOME to life with unique surfaces:
The finish materials you use for the surfaces around your home can become some of the most important focal points in your home. Using a carefully selected wood for interior floors, cabinets, and other surfaces can add a unique tactile effect that exudes beauty and luxury. With our carefully curated wood options, your home can set a new standard. This Elm a great example.
Elm is a great wood for cabinets, interior flooring, interior paneling, veneer, and millwork.
Elm has a mix of colors in the lighter range. Our wood is light to medium reddish brown, with tints of yellow, orange, and gold. Elm will exhibit moderate color variation from board to board. Quartersawn Elm shows off its beauty best.
Elm doesn’t need to be stained if you appreciate its lighter color range. But as will all wood, it’s color changes over time.
Finish and Texture:
There are over 20 species of Elm, but the wood from most naturally exhibit a strong texture and a dynamic grain. We like to finish our Elm with a light brush or sand it smooth. We want the wood’s natural beauty to come through.
Because of Elm’s natural luster, we rarely stain it. Varnish can provide a matte or gloss seal.
Elm has an interlocked grain, giving the wood a very unique look. Burled Elm (Carpathian Elm) can also be found in English Elm wood, which has a strong swirled look. As with many woods, the grain pattern can change based on the type of cut.
This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or the IUCN Red List of threatened species. However, Elm trees are being killed by a fungus called Dutch Elm disease. Many growers a propagating a hybrid, disease-resistant trees, which is showing promise. We source our Elm wood from trees cultivated in North America by environmentally responsible harvesters.
When we source and manufacture building materials with sustainability in mind, we live in a healthier world.
Elm can be challenging to work with due to its interlocked grain. It also has poor dimensional stability. Quartersawn surfaces are especially difficult. Planing can cause rough, fuzzy surfaces and even tearout. It is easy to glue, stain, and finish.
Elm is rated as non-durable, but we have found it resists decay well when used indoors, and it doesn’t split.
|Janka Hardness:||1,540 lbf||6,850 N|
|Average Dried Weight:||42 lb/ft³||675 kg/m³|
|Modulus of Rupture:||14,800 lbf/in²||102.1 MPa|
|Elastic Modulus:||1,650,000 lbf/in²||11.38 GPa|
|Crushing Strength:||6,780 lbf/in²||46.8 MPa|
|Density:||35 lb/ft³||570 kg/m³|
|Shrinkage:||Radial: 5.3%; Tangental: 11.6%; Volumetric: 17.7%|
We start with Select & Better graded lumber that is at least 83% clear on one side.
All of our wood is kiln dried and stored in a protected warehouse.
We store our wood as S4S, which stands for “surfaced on 4 sides.” The boards have two flat and parallel faces and two flat and parallel edges. The boards are first surfaced on both faces (S2S) with a planer, and receive a rip on both edges.
BULK Commercial Pricing
Because we have become known for our unique material selection, we do sell wood slabs to third parties. If you are working on a large project and in need of large amounts or slabs, we can offer great pricing for bulk orders. We can also finish the wood for your project. However, our wood is hand selected for superior appearance and performance, so contact us to confirm availability and to receive a quote.