Basswood

Tilia americana - is a light, soft wood which is easily worked and very stable. Basswood has white softwood, and light reddish brown heartwood. It has a closed, indistinct grain pattern. Basswood grows throughout the Northeastern USA. It represents 5-8% of the volume of timber in lumber production.

Use:
Blind slats, musical instruments, containers, woodenware, novelties, furniture.

Availability:
Generally available in thicknesses 4/4 through 12/4.

Price:
Inexpensive.