basswoodGeneral:  Found mostly in the Eastern North America and Great Lakes areas. Description:  The sapwood of basswood is usually quite large and creamy white in color, merging into the heartwood which is pale to reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks. The wood has a fine uniform texture and indistinct grain that is straight. Workability:  Basswood machines well and is easy to work with hand tools making it a premier carving wood. It nails, screws, and glues fairly well and can be sanded and stained to a good smooth finish. It dries fairly rapidly with little distortion or degrade. It has fairly high shrinkage but good dimensional stability when dry.  The wood is light and soft with generally low strength properties and a poor steam-bending classification. Common Uses:  One of the foremost woodcarving woods.  Also used for musical instruments (electric guitar bodies), veneer, and plywood. SRH Stock:

Srh is in a special position in the our stock consists of dimensioned slab stock that we can resawn to fit any need.  go to our Specialty Wood section under Slab Basswood.

Basswood Links:

The Wood Database

The American Hardwood Information Center