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Basswood (Tilia Americana) is a small to medium size tree that originated in North America. Basswood wood has sapwood with a creamy white to pale brown tint and heartwood with a darker brown color. Basswood lumber is lightweight and soft, which makes Basswood weaker than other native hardwoods. Basswood lumber is easy to work with either by hand or by power tools, making Basswood lumber a key choice for hand carvers.
Other uses for Basswood include toys, turnings, picture frames, and plywood. Cook Lumber Company recommends using Basswood lumber for any projects that requires workable, light weight lumber.
Cook Lumber Company has the capabilities to provide large quantities of Basswood lumber to companies worldwide while complying with all national and international lumber laws.