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