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Wood Properties of Rock Elm

Rock Elm Alternative Name 1
Hard Elm

Rock Elm Alternative Name 2
Cork Elm

Rock Elm Amount of Figure
High

Rock Elm Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Rock Elm Availability of Wood
Adequate

Rock Elm Available As Lumber
Yes

Rock Elm Available as Veneer
No

Rock Elm Available only in small sizes
No

Rock Elm Bending Strength
Moderate

Rock Elm Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Rock Elm Botanical Name
Ulmus thomasii

Rock Elm Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Rock Elm Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

Rock Elm Color of Wood
Red Brown

Rock Elm Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Rock Elm Crushing Strength
Moderate

Rock Elm Decorative Figure
Yes

Rock Elm Density
High

Rock Elm Drilling
Good

Rock Elm Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

Rock Elm Gluing
Good

Rock Elm Grain
Mostly Straight

Rock Elm Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Rock Elm Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Faint growth ring stripe

Rock Elm Hand Tooling
Somewhat difficult

Rock Elm Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Rock Elm Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Rock Elm Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Rock Elm Interlocked Grain
No

Rock Elm Kiln-dried Shrinkage
High

Rock Elm Machine Tools
Average

Rock Elm Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Rock Elm Movement after drying
Moderate

Rock Elm Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Rock Elm Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Rock Elm Natural Durability
Non-durable

Rock Elm Number of Knots
Intermediate

Rock Elm Painting
Good

Rock Elm Planing
Fair

Rock Elm Polishing
Good

Rock Elm Pounds per cubic foot maximum
49

Rock Elm Pounds per cubic foot minimum
39

Rock Elm Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Rock Elm Sanding
Fair or satisfactory

Rock Elm Sawing
High cutting resistance - Wood tends to bind or burn

Rock Elm Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Rock Elm Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Rock Elm Shaping
Rather difficult

Rock Elm Size of Knots
Intermediate

Rock Elm Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Rock Elm Specific Gravity
High

Rock Elm Specific Gravity maximum
.53

Rock Elm Specific Gravity minimum
.53

Rock Elm Staining
Good

Rock Elm Steam Bending
Good

Rock Elm Stiffness
High

Rock Elm Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Rock Elm Texture of the Wood
Moderately Fine

Rock Elm Toughness
High

Rock Elm Turning
Fair to Average

Rock Elm Weight
Heavy

Rock Elm Wood Defects
Check (or split), ring check, warp

Rock Elm Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Rock Elm Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Rock Elm Use for Carving
no

Rock Elm Use for Cooperage
no

Rock Elm Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Rock Elm Use for Flooring
no

Rock Elm Use for Furniture
no

Rock Elm Use for Handles
YES

Rock Elm Use for Heavy Construction
no

Rock Elm Use for Inlay
no

Rock Elm Use for Interior Finish
no

Rock Elm Use for Light Construction
no

Rock Elm Use for Marine Applications
YES

Rock Elm Use for Marquetry
no

Rock Elm Use for Millwork
no

Rock Elm Use for Models and Patterns
no

Rock Elm Use for Musical Instruments
no

Rock Elm Use for Novelties
no

Rock Elm Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Rock Elm Use for Shingles
no

Rock Elm Use for Sports Equipment
YES

Rock Elm Use for Turnery
no

Rock Elm Use for Woodenware
no





     
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