Inventory - Species:
American Elm
Ulmus Americana

DESCRIPTION – American Elm is sometimes also called soft elm, gray elm or white elm.  The sapwood of American Elm is fairly wide and has a grayish white color compared to the heartwood.   The heartwood of this species is a light grayish brown with a reddish tinge.  American Elm trees are found in eastern North America from Newfoundland to Texas.


PROPERTIES – American Elm is a very heavy wood that is tough and hard to split.  Therefore, even though it can be worked fairly easily it will dull tools faster than most woods.  The texture is coarse but can be finished to a smooth surface. It is prone to twist and warp if not carefully dried.  It has excellent bending and elasticity qualities.


USES – Because American Elm is a hard, strong and bends well it is used for making baskets and hoops.  It is also used in furniture making, flooring and veneer.



American Elm trees can grow over 4’ in diameter and up to 100 ft tall.  We stock regular square edge lumber of American Elm in thicknesses from 4/4 to 8/4 and stock American Elm slabs in thicknesses up to 12/4 and up to 32” wide and sometimes over 40” wide.


To view available slabs listed in our website inventory. click on a desired thickness listed in the chart to the right. Keep in mind we only have about 1/10th of our inventory listed online, so feel free to reach out to a member of our sales team for more assistance in your search:


Elm, American
Available in:
5/4 6/4 8/4 10/4 12/4
(select desired thickness)