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#1 posted 08-25-2012 11:54 AM

I’ve built a couple of things from red elm. It is a bit more difficult to work with than some woods, but the grain is so worth it….it’s incredible. Once it’s dried and ready to work with, I let it acclimate well, then joint and plane it a little oversized, and let it acclimate some more, and dimension to final size….no issues with movement after that.

The lack of resolution of the pics obscures some of the detail in the grain, but you get a taste. There’s a secondary “bird feather” effect that the pics don’t show well that captures my attention every time I see it.

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