5/4 Basswood Lumber
5/4 Basswood Lumber
|DESCRIPTION||Basswood is creamy-white to a pale pinkish-brown. It has straight grain and a fine, even texture. There is not much contrast between early and late wood zones.
Weight is about 26lbs per cu. ft.
|BOTANICAL NAME||Tilia Americana|
|OTHER NAMES||American Lime, American Whitewood, American Linden, Whitewood, Lime|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||This wood is light and soft, and as such it is weak. It has poor steam bending characteristics and low strength properties.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Works very easily with hand and power tools. It has a low resistance to cutting and only a slight blunting effect on cutters. Nails, screws, and glues well. Can be stained and polished easily.|
|DURABILITY||Non-durable. Logs are susceptible to attack by longhorn beetle. Sapwood susceptible to attack by common furniture beetle. Permeable for preservative treatment.|
|SEASONING||Basswood dries rapidly with little degradation or warping. Small movement.|
|USES||Carving, drawing boards, pattern making, mallet heads, turning, picture framing, toys, constructional veneer and plywood, boxes, and crates.|
|COMMENTS||Being odor free, it is often used for food containers.|
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