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.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 6.6%

Tangential (width): 9.3%,

Volumetric (total): 15.5%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.4


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 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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