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Basswood Lumber

Basswood

Scientific Name: Tilia americana
Pale white to light brown color, with sapwood and heartwood sections not clearly defined
Qty 1 = 1 Board Foot
Minimum Purchase of 10BF

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Basswood is also known as American Basswood. It is a hardwood lumber that is very soft and lightweight. The  coloring is uniform with   pale white to light brown, it is difficult to distinguish between the sapwood and heartwood as they are not clearly defined, the boards have straight grain and minimal defects. Its main uses are for musical instruments, carvings, and indoor shutter components like louvers, Stiles, Rails & Tilt Rods

NOTE: We are happy to custom mill special size blocks for carvers seeking uncommon dimensions. Contact us with your request.

If your interest in more of the details on how lumber is graded you read all about it in NHLA Rules Book.

Basswood

  • Select & Better Grade
  • Scientific Name: Tilia americana
  • Kiln Dried
  • Weight is approximately 2.25lbs per board foot

For specific widths & lengths please ad sizes in order notes at checkout.

4/4 Thicknesses
1″ Rough
25/32″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

5/4 Thicknesses
1.25″ Rough
1″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

8/4 Thicknesses
2″ Rough
1-25/32″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

Basswood Lumber Characteristics

Availability:
Basswood is plentiful with widths typically ranging from 4 inches to 10 inches or wider and common lengths between 8 to 12 foot.

Workability:

Woodworking with basswood is very easy due to its softness, a favorite wood for wood carvers. It is especially easy to rip with good gluing, turning and finishing properties. The down side to its softness is that it has poor nail holding characteristics.

Finishing:

Easy to sand, glue & stain.

Additional Information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions N/A
Thickness

4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Milling

Rough, S2S & SL1E, S4S

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Shipping Info

All stocked items will ship or be ready for will call 1-2 business day after purchase. Multiple purchases can be combined for lower shipping rates. Please contact Cherokee Wood Products for shipping quotes to AK, HA & Canada. Additional charges apply for shipping to PO Boxes & APO/FPO/DPO. Please contact Cherokee Wood Products for more details. We reserve the right to change shipping carriers to provide you the lowest shipping rate available. You may provide your own carrier. For over sized loads and large quantities please contact Cherokee Wood Products Customer Service for the most accurate shipping rate. Contact Us

Hardwood Lumber

Following UPS guidelines we can ship up to 150lbs per package with outside dimensions equal or less than: Length (in) + 2x Width (in) + 2x Height (in) = less than 130" • For orders that exceed the above can be shipped in multiple packages for small volumes or can shipped via Freight carrier contact us  for freight shipping quote & volume discounts.

Hardwood & MDF Mouldings

• Following UPS guidelines we can ship up to 150lbs per package with outside dimensions equal or less than 98″ x 8″ x 8″. Orders under 300ft will be shipped in multiple packages. • For orders of 300ft or more they will be shipped Freight in your choice of  8′ or 16′ lengths contact us for freight shipping quote & volume discounts

Plywood

Following UPS guidelines we can ship up to 150lbs per package with outside dimensions equal or less than: Length (in) + 2x Width (in) + 2x Height (in) = less than 130" We can make can down sheets to meet the above guidelines to the sizes of your choice. Please place cut sizes in order notes, we will contact you to confirm your order. • For orders that exceed the above can be shipped in multiple packages for small volumes or can shipped via Freight carrier contact us  for freight shipping quote & volume discounts.