Red Elm

Ulmus rubra.

Red Elm has a red-brown heartwood with light brown to grayish-white sapwood. This ring porous hardwood has a very strong grain pattern. The wood is heavy, hard, and strong.

General Information

Uses Availability Price
Chairs, bending stock, furniture, interior decoration including paneling, containers. Limited availability in 4/4 and 5/4, 6/4 and heavier material is rather rare. Low to moderate.

Relative Working Properties

Machining Resistance to splitting in nailing Resistance to splitting in screwing Gluing
Very Good Excellent Excellent Very Good

Physical Properties

Specific gravity (12% m.c.) Average shipping weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) air dry Average volumetric shrinkage (oven dry % of green) Modulus of rupture (kilopascals) Modulus of elasticity (megapascals) Side hardness (newtons)
0.753 610 13.8 90000 10300 3800