Latin: Tilia americana Origin: North America
Basswood is a hardwood tree that has soft wood that was commonly used by the Indians to make ropes, rugs, and bandages. This tree has very large leaves, and is commonly found in the New England area and around the continent of North America; its native habitat. The wood of the American Basswood is creamy in color and redder in the center and has a fine texture. It is lightweight and soft so is most commonly used for carving.
Fine even texture
Almost no distinguishable grain