Basswood Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Basswood Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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48 U.S., standard ground

Basswood Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.
 
Why Choose Basswood?

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.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1/2"
Width 3"
Length 6"
Grade Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

About Basswood (Tilia americana)

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 psi)
Density

0.4

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

General Workability
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Basswood tree grows
Basswood is a domestic wood from North America

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.
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".
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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
5.0
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5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
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5.0
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5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
3 Total Reviews
  • 1
May 13, 2017
5 out of 5
My Basswood order
Review by  Elana from Hightstown NJ
The 3 pieces I ordered came quickly. Since I am a novice, I can only say that the wood looks nice and smooth, with clean edges.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 20, 2011
5 out of 5
Basswood Samples
Review by  Angie O. from Eunice, LA USA
The product was great. I purchased it for my son. He is just getting started with chip carving and he was pleased with the samples. It is the best wood for chip carving. We really enjoyed the e-mail confirmations. They were unique and hilarious!! You seem to really enjoy what you do. Thank you!
Recommended
December 19, 2010
5 out of 5
carving practice
Review by  ft from ,
just started woodcarving as a hobby so i ordered basswood samples for practice and they do the trick. economical way to practice before taking on a project.
Recommended
3 Total Reviews
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