Botanical name:Ulmus Rubra
Weight:600 kg/m3
Origin:North America


The stated weight (kg / m3) is measured with a moisture percentage of approx. 12%. Altough Red Elm is very similar to Dutch Elm, a huge difference can be seen in the available qualities. In contrast to Dutch Elm, Red Elm is available in a very decent qualities. Its name is derived from the color of its heartwood which tends to vary from light to medium reddish brown. On the other hand, its demarcated sapwood is nearly white to light brown and reasonably small in size. Just like the other Elm species, also Red Elm is ring-porous.

Besides, Red Elm is rated als non-durable to perishable and susceptible to insect attacks and unfortunately also to the Dutch elm disease. Working with Red Elm could be challenging.


Interesting facts

* In tree form, Slippery Elm is the more common referred to its gelatinous inner bark.

* Red Elm, gives a strong and unpleasant odor in green condition? Once it is dried, this smell disappears.

* Some millions of Elm trees have been eradicated by the Dutch elm disease. This is a fungal infection, started in Europe.

* Red Elm is also calld: Slippery Elm or Soft Elm.


Dimensions in stock

Thickness: 27 mm

Thickness: 52 mm



Sq. edged Red Elm - KD - FAS 

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Click on the photo to enlarge (© Homé Hout BV, 2021)