Elm has been threatened by the devastating Dutch Elm disease both in Europe and the USA.  The timber is available although at moderately high prices.  A distinguishable feature of elm is its remarkable durability, even when constantly wet.  As well as traditional furniture making, elm can be found in dam and lock constructions, paneling and even caskets.


Back to About Wood

Copyright (c) The Shaker Kitchen & Furniture  Workshop 2001 All Rights Reserved