Basswood (Botanical: Tilia americana)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Basswood - all products are listed at bottom
Basswood By The Numbers:
Basswood Compared to Red Oak:
Basswood Wood CharacteristicsBasswood 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 RangeCreamy white to very light brown.
Other NamesAmerican basswood, American lime, American linden, Basswood, Beetree, Beetree linden, Carolina linden, Florida basswood, Florida linden, Limetree, Linden, Linn, White basswood
Some Typical UsesCarving, turning, pattern making, boxes, crates
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.
Basswood Lumber Products for Sale with Prices
Basswood Hardwood Sample
Basswood 4/4 Lumber
Basswood 8/4 Lumber
Basswood 16/4 Lumber Lumber
Basswood 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Basswood 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Basswood 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet