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Wood Properties of Basswood

Basswood Alternative Name 1
American Basswood

Basswood Alternative Name 2
American Lime

Basswood Amount of Figure
Low

Basswood Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Basswood Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Basswood Available As Lumber
Yes

Basswood Available as Veneer
No

Basswood Available only in small sizes
No

Basswood Bending Strength
Low

Basswood Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Basswood Botanical Name
Tilia americana

Basswood Carving
Very good, very easy to carve

Basswood Clear Finish or Varnish
Very Good

Basswood Color of Wood
Creamy White

Basswood Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Basswood Crushing Strength
Low

Basswood Decorative Figure
No

Basswood Density
Low

Basswood Drilling
Good

Basswood Fill before Finishing
Does not require a filler

Basswood Gluing
Good

Basswood Grain
Straight

Basswood Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Indistinct growth ring

Basswood Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Indistinct growth ring stripe

Basswood Hand Tooling
Very Easy

Basswood Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Basswood Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Basswood Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Basswood Interlocked Grain
No

Basswood Kiln-dried Shrinkage
High

Basswood Machine Tools
Easy to Very Easy

Basswood Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Basswood Movement after drying
Low

Basswood Nail Holding
Fair - Nails hold or are fairly easily pulled out

Basswood Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Basswood Natural Durability
Non-durable

Basswood Number of Knots
Low

Basswood Painting
Good

Basswood Planing
Average

Basswood Polishing
Good

Basswood Pounds per cubic foot maximum
27

Basswood Pounds per cubic foot minimum
27

Basswood Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Basswood Sanding
Rather difficult

Basswood Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Basswood Screw Holding
Fair - Screws are fairly easy to pull out

Basswood Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Basswood Shaping
Rather difficult

Basswood Size of Knots
Intermediate

Basswood Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Basswood Specific Gravity
Moderate

Basswood Specific Gravity maximum
.41

Basswood Specific Gravity minimum
.41

Basswood Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Basswood Steam Bending
Poor

Basswood Stiffness
Moderate

Basswood Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Basswood Texture of the Wood
Fine

Basswood Toughness
Low

Basswood Turning
Good

Basswood Weight
Light

Basswood Wood Defects
Stain

Basswood Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Basswood Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Basswood Use for Carving
YES

Basswood Use for Cooperage
YES

Basswood Use for Decorative Veneer
no

Basswood Use for Flooring
no

Basswood Use for Furniture
no

Basswood Use for Handles
no

Basswood Use for Heavy Construction
no

Basswood Use for Inlay
no

Basswood Use for Interior Finish
no

Basswood Use for Light Construction
no

Basswood Use for Marine Applications
no

Basswood Use for Marquetry
no

Basswood Use for Millwork
YES

Basswood Use for Models and Patterns
YES

Basswood Use for Musical Instruments
no

Basswood Use for Novelties
YES

Basswood Use for Secondary Furniture Components
YES

Basswood Use for Shingles
no

Basswood Use for Sports Equipment
no

Basswood Use for Turnery
YES

Basswood Use for Woodenware
YES





     
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