LiveEdge Elm


Species: Elm

Length: 58.5"
Width (Bottom): 15"
Width (Middle): 23"
Width (Top): 12"
Thickness: 1.5"
Board Foot: 10.16 BDFT
Weight Estimate: 42 Pounds

Origin: Battleground, Washington

Shipping Information:

-Slab Ships From: Battle Ground, Washington
-All slabs are subject to freighted shipping. Once purchased, we will contact you via email or phone to coordinate and secure the best negotiated shipping rate for your location. Shipping costs are based on your zip code, residential/commercial address classification, and whether a liftgate/forklift is required.
If you can't find a slab that perfectly fits your needs among our listed options, feel free to reach out to us directly. We can check our inventory for additional slabs that may suit your preferences.

Contact Information:

-Phone: 360.601.8388

Transform your vision into reality with our remarkable Live Edge slabs. Embrace the artistry of nature in your next woodworking project and create a unique masterpiece for your home.

Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this kiln-dried slab is project-ready, ensuring minimal wood movement and cracking. Our state-of-the-art iDry vacuum kiln removes moisture, guaranteeing its suitability for your project right away.

Please note that as each tree is unique, no two slabs are alike. This individuality guarantees that your furniture piece, whether it's a table, shelf, or any other creation, will be truly one-of-a-kind.

At Hamilton Lee Supply, we are committed to preserving and reusing stunning wood materials. Our focus on sustainability means that every slab tells a story and contributes to a greener future.

Commonly known as American Elm, Soft Elm, or Water Elm
Scientifically identified as Ulmus americana
Native to the eastern to midwestern United States
Grows to heights of 65100 feet (2030 meters) with trunk diameters of 23 feet (0.61 meter)
Average dried weight is 35 pounds per cubic foot (560 kilograms per cubic meter)
Exhibits a specific gravity of 0.47 (green) and 0.56 (12% moisture content)
Boasts a Janka hardness rating of 830 lbf (3,690 N)
Demonstrates a modulus of rupture of 11,800 lbf/in² (81.4 MPa)
Displays an elastic modulus of 1,340,000 lbf/in² (9.24 GPa)
Possesses a crushing strength of 5,520 lbf/in² (38.1 MPa)
Shrinkage characteristics: radial 4.2%, tangential 9.5%, volumetric 14.6%, T/R ratio 2.3
Color and appearance: The heartwood ranges from light to medium reddishbrown, with distinct paler sapwood.
Grain and texture: American Elm has interlocked grain, making it highly resistant to splitting, but it has a somewhat coarse and uneven texture.
Endgrain: Ringporous, featuring large to very large earlywood pores in a continuous row one or two pores wide, with small latewood pores in wavy bands. Tyloses may be occasionally present in earlywood, and growth rings are distinct. Parenchyma is vasicentric and confluent, with medium rays and normal spacing.
Rot resistance: Rated as nondurable and susceptible to insect attacks. Living trees are vulnerable to Dutch elm disease.
Workability: Can pose challenges due to interlocked grain, particularly on quartersawn surfaces, which may lead to tearout and fuzzy surfaces. It lacks good dimensional stability. However, it glues, stains, and finishes well and responds favorably to steam bending. Additionally, it holds nails and screws effectively.
Odor: Elm typically has a strong and unpleasant odor when green, but it has little to no odor once dried.
Allergies/Toxicity: While severe reactions are rare, Elm in the Ulmus genus has been reported as a sensitizer. Common reactions include eye and skin irritation. Refer to the Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety articles for more information.
Pricing and availability: American Elm should be moderately priced, but the availability of mature trees has been significantly reduced by Dutch elm disease.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common uses: American Elm finds applications in boxes, baskets, furniture, hockey sticks, veneer, wood pulp, and papermaking.
Notable information: Once a prominent North American elm species used as a shade tree for urban roadsides, American Elm suffered from Dutch elm disease in the latter half of the 20th century. It remains susceptible to the disease, and large, mature specimens are now rare. Efforts are being made to replace diseasekilled elms with diseaseresistant cultivars and hybrids.