|Scientific Name:||Tilia americana|
|Location:||eastern North America|
|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.