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ELM, SIBERIAN

Ulmus pumila


A NOTE ABOUT ELMS IN THE USA



Ulmus pumila of the family Ulmaceae

See "elm, misc" for more discussion of the elm species and names (which are a mess) AND to see a sample of the "feathering" that makes elm relatively easy to identify.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of Siberian elm / Ulmus pumila --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above --- I note that this piece had a particularly rough-cut end and this update did not get all the way down to a smooth surface on the left side but the fine grain details are very clear on the right side


both sides of a sample plank of Siberian elm / Ulmus pumila --- I note that this piece has exceptionally wide growth rings; the samples both above this and below this are more normal. I think this might have been from a very young tree


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above --- there is just a little too much yellow in these two pics


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Siberian elm / Ulmus pumila --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Siberian elm / Ulmus pumila --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Siberian elm / Ulmus pumila --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of spalted Siberian elm / Ulmus pumila --- HUGE enlargements are present. The somewhat odd light orange-yellow color is correct.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of spalted Siberian elm / Ulmus pumila --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of spalted Siberian elm / Ulmus pumila --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above

web pics:


Siberian elm planks


Siberian elm turning stock


three views of a set of 4 Siberian elm planks in 2 book-matched pairs. The first pic is the raw wood and the other two pics show the planks from the other side and moistened with mineral spirits


a set of siberian elm planks with one side shown wet and then the other side shown dry

Siberian elm crotch slab


Siberian elm turning stock all from the same vendor, and she does put too much red into her pics so I assume that's the case here


A bowl pic that I lifted off the internet. It was identified as red elm but the artisan, Tony Rozendaal, ran across it and kindly emailed me to let me know that he had mis-identified it and that it is actually Siberian elm. Thanks Tony.


Siberian elm bowls


four views of a Siberian hollow form. Note the heart shake.