wood species

American elm

Origin: area between California and Canada.

Latin name.
Ulmus americana.

Natural vegetation area.
The American elm (Ulmus americana) is widespread throughout the northern part of the American continent, in countries like the United States and Canada. In other areas of the world the European whych elm and the Japanese elm can be found

Deciduous trees featuring ovate and crenate leaves, with a marked parallel keel departing from a main medium keel. The tiny red and yellow flowers are gathered in spikes resembling tufts and bloom before leaves development.

The sapwood of American elm wood varies from white to pinkish and the heartwood features a definitely more marked tone going from crimson to chocolate brown. The colour is subject to changes according to the superficial treatment and light exposure.

Specific weight.
Medium specific weight after seasoning: 488 kg/m³.

Histological structure.
It features a medium or coarse texture with a mainly straight grain. It is a medium weight hardwood. It is very resistant to pressure, but less to traction; it is sufficiently elastic.

Mechanical characteristics.
Hardness is medium to low, medium stability, excellent durability of the heartwood, but low for the sapwood.

Modulus of elasticity.

Most frequent structural defects and alteration.
Good characteristics at finishing, but requires covering. Poor durability in nature, it is subject to rot in the pith

Excellent for the heartwood, low for the sapwood.


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