European Elm Veneered Panels & Jointed Veneer
European elm is a name given to a group of similar species and is commonly called English elm, French elm, Flemish elm, Dutch elm, wych elm and Scotch elm. It is found in temperate regions of Europe and western Asia, across to Japan.
When freshly cut, the pale brown sapwood of European elm is clearly demarcated from the dull medium brown heartwood, which often is tinted with a reddish hue.
The irregular growth rings together with the cross-grained character of the wood gives European elm an attractive appearance, but the large early-wood pores produce a rather coarse texture.
Trees growing in mainland Europe generally are more even and uniform in growth with straighter grain.
European elm can be glued satisfactorily, and can be finished to a clean surface & stained, polished or waxed.
European Elm Burr veneer is caused by abnormal growth, or excrescences, which are common to most trees. Irritation or injury forms an interwoven, contorted, or gnarly mass of dense woody tissue from which this veneer is harvested.