As we have said in the previous page David Gunton supplies several
species of Elm in boards from many sources, but, most especially, wide
long boards. Clicking on a picture to see a larger version.
Not all these photographs show finished floors. This will be because
these are new stocks of which we do not have finished floor photos.
Others may show floors laid in unfinished rooms - because we have not
been able to get back to photograph the finished job.
You have probably seen this picture in the general board page. It
is of a floor in a restored 15th Century manor house. The oak boards
shadow the beam support structure below. The elm boards are used
to infill the rectangles.
This is a lovely illustration of a little imagination at work.
This is lovely Wych Elm, ulmus glabra, in sawn waney edged
state. This log has rich wild grain and colour. It has clusters of
pippy knots. Laid as a floor, it will have more character than you
can shake a stick at! It does not take courage to choose to fit a
floor in this sort of timber - it takes imagination.
This is astonishingly beautiful Wych Elm containing much valuable,
densely packed burr wood. The range of colours is part of Nature's
How would we make the best use of something like this in a floor?
Firstly, we would work with the customer to achieve their imagined
image. Secondly, we would work with the wood to get the best from
it. Thirdly, we would carefully cut .......
You'll just have to buy the floor to find out how we would do it.
We cannot tell you here. Our competitors look at our web site to get
ideas. Let us just say that it is very unlikely we would saw it into
straight planks, since that would destroy its character. The floor
would be unlikely to have any straight line joints in it.