This is a really large slab of elm which makes for one of the nicer light wood dining tables we have made. It's hard to find single slabs of lighter woods this large to make a decent sized dining table - this one was around 9ft x 4ft. To us, elm is the light wood version of walnut with long flowing grain and a distinct sapwood. So if you are looking for a light wood dining table, elm is a great place to start.