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Author Topic: Red Elm for shingles  (Read 786 times)

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Offline Rob-IL

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Red Elm for shingles
« on: April 26, 2007, 05:40:12 PM »
Does anyone know if Red Elm would make good roofing shingles??? We're constructing a log structure (Block House) and have access to some nice Red Elm logs.
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Re: Red Elm for shingles
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007, 10:10:27 PM »
Forest Lab rates elms as low or slightly decay resistant.
It sure would have to be sawn shingles cause making splits would be impossible.

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Re: Red Elm for shingles
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007, 12:18:20 AM »
You will play DANG splitting the elm.  That is, if you were going to split them out.  Elm don't split real keen. 
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