Tilia americana - is a light and soft type of wood which is easily worked and very stable. Basswood has white softwood, and light reddish brown heartwood. It has a closed, indistinct grain pattern. Basswood grows throughout the Northeastern USA. It represents 5-8% of the volume of timber in lumber production.
|Blind slats, musical instruments, containers, woodenware, novelties, furniture.||Generally available in thicknesses 4/4
Relative Working Properties
|Machining||Resistance to splitting in nailing||Resistance to splitting in screwing||Gluing|
|Very Good||Excellent||Good||Very Good|
|Specific gravity (12% m.c.)||Average shipping weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) air dry||Average volumetric shrinkage (oven dry % of green)||Modulus of rupture (kilopascals)||Modulus of elasticity (megapascals)||Side hardness (newtons)|