Common Names/Species: American Basswood, American lime, American linden, Linn, White Basswood
Scientific Name: Tilia americana
Description: Because this light-weight wood works very easily with both hand and power tools, it is the wood of choice for many wood carvers. It cuts cleanly, nails, screws, and glues well. Can be painted, stained, and finished without difficulty.
Common uses: In addition to carving, typical uses include turning, pattern making, boxes, crates, and a wide variety of specialty objects.
Sources: Eastern North America
lbs/BF (dry): 2.03
Decay resitance: Slightly or nonresistant