American Elm is a light hardwood specie with wide, distinct rings. Narrow grayish splint and the core can be multicolored in stripes, and fields with bottom color in yellowish, reddish and brown shades. The wood is heavy, tough, elastic and durable with high tensile strength. Should be impregnated with changing damp and dry conditions. Moderate shrinkage.
Elm can be very decorative and used for carpentry work, for soil and water works, eg bottom planks and lock gates, as well as furniture, veneer, fixtures, panels.
Facts Elm, American
|Botanical name: Ulmus glabra|
|Origin: North America|
|Weight: about 550 kg/m3|
|Moisture Content: 8-10 %|
|Janka hardness: 440|
|Modulus of rupture: 102.3 MPa|
|Bending strength: 1070|
|Modulus of elasticity: 12.15 GPa|
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