Basswood

Basswood

Basswood

Colour

Durability

Density in kg/m3

Basswood

The Tree
Although sometimes reaching a height of 30m with a diameter of 1.2m it is more usually about 18m to 21m tall and about 0.75m in diameter.

The Timber
The wood is light-coloured, varying from creamy-white to pale brown, with a straight grain and fine. even texture, due to the uniform growth and lack of contrast between early-wood and late-wood zones. It is soft, light in weight, about 416kg/m3 when dried, and is weak and lacks toughness.

Drying
Dries without undue checking and distortion.

Strength
Similar in most strength categories to poplar, but a little more resistant to shock loads.

Working Qualities
Good - Works extremely easily, and finishes smoothly. It takes nails and screws well, glues satisfactorily, and can be stained and polished without difficulty.

Latin Name
Tilia americana

Also known as
American Lime (North America)

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
Easy

Moisture
Medium

Texture
Fine

Origin
Canada, North America