Product Code: ELMSB_MST
Elm Spindle Blanks
Ulmus spp. principally U. Procera. Air and kiln dried
All dimensions shown are in inches (length x square).
A timber becoming scarce due to continuing Dutch Elm disease, though this does not affect the timber.
A favourite with turners for its strong grain and colour - brown heartwood running out to pale sap in English Elm and brown throughout with green streaks in Dutch Elm - the timber is coarse, grained and slightly tough to work.
Blanks might contain some clusters of pippy knots. Despite the tough grain, this timber is a favourite with turners for bowl and spindle work, being one of our darkest timbers and working to a deep, rich satin finish with oils and a high gloss with lacquers.
As with other open grained woods like Acacia, Ash and Oak, a shellac sanding sealer followed with a soft paste produces an excellent finish.