Basswood

Basswood (Tilia americana)

 

Common Names: Basswood, American Basswood, Lime, Linden

 

Distribution: Eastern North America

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is pale white to light brown color, with sapwood and heartwood sections not clearly defined.

 

Janka Hardness: 410 lbf

 

Density: 2.16 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Basswood

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Carvings, lumber, musical instruments (electric guitar bodies), veneer, plywood, wood pulp and fiber products.

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