BASSWOOD - Tilia americana

basswood

NAME: Basswood
BOTANICAL NAME: Tilia americana
ALSO KNOWN AS: Linden, American Linden, Lime
RANGE: Northern and Lakes regions of the US and Canada
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: Light and soft with generally low strength
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Works well with sharp tools and is excellent for carving. It is soft, but resists splitting. Glues, screws, nails and stains well.
AVAILABILITY: Readily available in 8/4, 10/4, 12/4 thicknesses
USES: Carvings, turnings, furniture, pattern-making, mouldings, millwork and musical instruments.
COST: Low