The heartwood of Red Elm is reddish-brown, giving the tree its name. It dries well and is easy to work with. Due to its interlocking grain, the wood is very durable and shock resistant, often used for bows, wagon wheels and hockey sticks. Other uses include furniture making, flooring, construction, railroad ties, ship-building, fence posts, crates, pallets, veneer and interior trim.
The above photo of the wood’s grain was taken from our inventory of slab wood and is just one example of what the species may look like. Color of photos will vary depending on weather conditions on the given day photo was taken.