Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterBasswood 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 North America
2.33lbs /Bd. Ft.
410Janka Rating (?)
0.4Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Basswood:
Ease of Finishing