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Basswood (Botanical: Tilia americana)

Information to help you make woodworking projects with Basswood - all products are listed at bottom
Basswood lumber wood, Tilia americana lumber for woodworking
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Basswood By The Numbers:

2.33
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
-34.92% lighter than red oak
410
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
-68.22% softer than red oak
0.40
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-37.50% less dense than red oak

Basswood Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Basswood Wood Characteristics

Basswood is the wood of choice for many wood carvers. This light weight wood works very easily with both hand and power tools. It cuts cleanly, nails, screws, and glues well, though sanding leaves the surface woolly. Can be painted, stained, and finished without difficulty.
color of Basswood

Color Range

Creamy white to very light brown.
other names for Basswood

Other Names

American basswood, American lime, American linden, Basswood, Beetree, Beetree linden, Carolina linden, Florida basswood, Florida linden, Limetree, Linden, Linn, White basswood
uses for Basswood

Some Typical Uses

Carving, turning, pattern making, boxes, crates
the Basswood tree

What's the Tree Like?

A large tree with a long trunk. Matures with a height of 60-100 feet and a trunk diameter of 24-36''. The Basswood tree grows in Eastern USA and Canada.
map of where this wood grows

Basswood Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$7.00 /ea.

Buy Basswood Hardwood Sample

Basswood Hardwood Sample
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$4.19 /Board Feet

Buy Basswood 4/4 Lumber

Basswood 4/4 Lumber
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Buy Basswood 8/4 Lumber

Basswood 8/4 Lumber
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$78.00 /Pack

Buy Basswood 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Basswood 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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$133.00 /Pack

Buy Basswood 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Basswood 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Reg. Price $492.00
$429.00 /Pack

Buy Basswood 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

Basswood 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
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