Elm (Reclaimed)

Aged wood that is well suited for rustic flooring, siding and beam applications

The American Elm is a species native to eastern North America from Nova Scotia west to Alberta and Montana, and south to Florida and central Texas. The American Elm is an extremely hardy tree that can withstand winter temperatures as low as – 42 degrees. Trees unaffected by Dutch elm disease, which has caused catastrophic die-offs, can live for several hundred years, and grow to 100 feet tall with a 4 foot trunk. The crown forms a high, spreading canopy with open space beneath. Unlike most trees, the American Elm can produce flowers, thus capable of self-pollination.

  • Light in color ranging from tan to medium rich brown with slight tones of pink

  • Flame like pattern with straight long grain

  • Contrasting grain with dark sound knots

 

Devastated by the Dutch Elm Disease, the American Elm can only be reclaimed from old barns and vintage structures

Our Reclaimed Elm, sourced from vintage structures through out eastern North America, produces a light, lustrous color with heartwood ranging from light tan to a medium rich brown. Reclaimed Elm displays a flame like pattern with straight long grain and an attractive figure with interesting contrast in the grain, dark sound knots, and oxidized nail holes. Common applications for reclaimed elm include beams, paneling, and flooring.