Basswood

basswood

Scientific Name: Tilia americana
Location: eastern North America
Dried Weight: 26lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 410lbf
Crushing Strength: 4,730lbf /in2

 

Basswood has a pale white to cream color. It has a fine even texture and the end grain is diffuse-porous. Basswood is rated as non-durable when it comes to decay. The wood is easy to work with and glues and finishes well. Basswood responds poorly to steam bending.

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