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Reclaimed Antique Elm Description:
Light in color with heartwood ranging from light tan to a medium reddish-brown, Elm has a long, straight grain pattern and a very attractive figure. From the Civil War until the early 20th century, American elm was the most widely planted shade tree. In fact, during the 1876 centennial, Americans planted elms in their yards by the tens of thousands as a tribute to the liberty elm that George Washington and our founding fathers met under prior to the American Revolution. By the 1970’s, the American elm populations were devastated by Dutch elm disease. Now, true American elm, just as chestnut, can only be reclaimed from old barns and rural structures, making it a rare and unique wood for any application.
Reclaimed Antique Elm Wood Top Specifications:
Thickness: 1 ½”, 2”
Edges: Eased or Milled Profile
Finish: Pre Finished or Unfinished
Reclaimed Antique Elm is 100% FSC Certified Recycled and eligible for LEED Credits.
Proper product installation is the key to success in every job! From installation to recommended care & maintenance. We'll always be here to help you with your project every step of the way. And when it's done and you have the time to enjoy the look and feel and aura of the wood, make sure you take that time. It's as good for you as laughing a half hour a day or going on a walk with a child and a dog. This wood has lived. Really lived.Acclimating wood productsProper acclimation of wood products prior to installation is essential to a successful finished product. Always allow plenty of time after receiving any wood product for the material to properly and completely acclimate to its new environment. This is typically accomplished in a week or two by placing the material as close to its final installation area as possible. HVAC systems should have been running prior to material arrival and set at normal living conditions for a proper acclimation of the wood products.
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