Figured Elm

Figured Elm (Ulmus americana)


Common Names: American Elm, Soft Elm, Water Elm


Distribution: Eastern to Midwest United States


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light to medium reddish brown. Paler sapwood is usually well defined.


Janka Hardness: 830 lbf


Density: 2.92 lb./b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.2%

Tangential (width): 9.5%,

Volumetric (total): 14.6%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.3


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.


Sustainability: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Boxes, baskets, furniture, hockey sticks, veneer, wood pulp and papermaking


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