Basswood » Tilia americana

Why Basswood?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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
Weight

2.33

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-34.92% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

410

Janka Rating (?)
-68.22% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.40

Specific Gravity (?)
-37.50% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Basswood:

General Workability
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


Basswood Hardwood Sample
Basswood Hardwood Sample
2
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$7.00 /ea.

Basswood 4/4 Lumber
Basswood 4/4 Lumber
3
Ratings Snapshot
4
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$4.19 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Basswood 8/4 Lumber
Basswood 8/4 Lumber
4
Ratings Snapshot
4.75
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$5.19 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
 
Basswood 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
2
Ratings Snapshot
4.5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$77.00 /Pack

+ Volume Discounts
 
Basswood 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
(Not Yet Rated)

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$129.00 /Pack

+ Volume Discounts
 
Basswood 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber
(Not Yet Rated)

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see below).
  • Quantity: 100 board feet, and ships in approximately 5 packages by UPS.

$497.00 /Pack