European Elm

Name European Elm (Ulmus spp.)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Includes English elm, smooth-leaved (French or Flemish) elm, Dutch elm and wych or Scotch elm.
Sources Occurs in temperate regions of Europe and western Asia.
Appearance Typically cross grained with dull brown heartwood (often with reddish tinge) and pale sapwood.
Physical Props Moderately heavy and hard with low stiffness, shock resistance and bending strength. Steam-bends very well. Low decay resistance and medium movement in use.
Working Props Can be difficult to work in that wild grain can tear or cause binding. Glues, screws, nails and finishes satisfactorily.
Uses Used for flooring, farm implements, chair seats, bent parts, ship building, sports equipment, turned items, cabinets, caskets, decorative veneers, paneling and chopping blocks.