Basswood

Species: Basswood

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

Size/Form: Basswood

lbs/BF (dry): 2.03

Hardness: Soft

Decay resitance: Slightly or nonresistant

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