buy english wych elm wood at hearne hardwoods inc


Many English cabinetmakers consider Wych Elm to be the finest English hardwood.  Along with its mixtures of green, red, brown and gold, Wych Elm has a chatoyancy that is only surpassed by the finest Koa.  When Wych Elm is heavily burled few can argue its supremacy as one of the most sensational of all timbers.  These elms are under distress by the Dutch elm disease.

  • Superior hardwood lumber
  • Can be highly figured
  • Takes a mirror finish
  • Swirly / wavy grain
  • Can be difficult to dry
  • Prized veneer

Characteristics of English Wych Elm

Origin of Wood Type England
Botanical Name Ulmus procera
Specific Gravity 0.55
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.25
Color Range Cream – Gold – Brown
Rarity / Availability Available
Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 20″, can be found up to 60″ wide
Typical Avg. Length 5′ to 16′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.5
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Wood Turning, Boat Building, Automotive / Aircraft Interior, Veneer, Flooring and many other uses
Lumber Grades Flitch
Other Trade Names English Elm
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Sample Pictures of English Wych Elm

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.