Elm, European | Planed all round (PAR)Ulmus procera

Elm, European from Good Timber
Is this timber suitable for outdoors? European Elm is moderately durable and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Does this timber machine well?European Elm needs machining carefully to avoid grain tear out.
Will this timber expand and contract much in use?Although it is air-dried, Elm can move slightly during use.
How dense is this wood?550KG/M3, fairly light
Does this timber take paint or stain well?European Elm takes a oil, stain or varnished finish very well.
What sort of price range is this timber? Mid price range

European Elm is a light to medium brown, sometimes with a hint of red. With an oil finish, it can turn a beautiful golden brown colour. The grain can be wild and beautiful to look at. 

Elm, European | Planed all round (PAR)

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A glue joint is where two or more boards of timber are glued together to create extra width. We can use either "biscuit joints" (small discs of timber inserted and hidden in the joint for additional strength) or "finger joints" (where the joint face is machined into interlocking profiles to create extra surface area for glue adhesion.)

Glue jointing is an industry standard practice for the supply of wide boards, worktops and shelves. We select boards with a similar grain pattern and glue and clamp them together overnight using Aliphatic resin wood glue - which is waterproof - and creates a bond stronger than the wood. We then sand the boards smooth leaving jointed boards with a barely discernible join.


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