Basswood, also known as American linden, is a species of tree native to North America. The wood of the basswood tree is light in color, with a straight grain and a fine, even texture. It is relatively soft and easy to work with, making it a popular choice for a variety of woodworking projects. Basswood is often used for carving, as it is easy to shape and takes fine detail well. It is also commonly used for millwork, such as moldings and doorjambs, as well as for furniture and cabinetry. The wood is also used to make musical instruments and other decorative items. Basswood is considered a low-density wood and is therefore lightweight which is good for specific projects.
Common Names: Basswood, lime, linden, American basswood
Scientific Names: Tilia americana
Distribution: Eastern North America
Janka Hardness: 410 lbf (1,820 N)
|LENGTH||75" to 85" (Inches)|
|WIDTH||5" to 7" (Inches)|
|THICKNESS||Nominal Thickness 4/4
(The planning/smoothing process removes some thickness)
|MOISTER CONTENT||7% to 9%|
How To Order Lumber
What is Nominal & Actual Thickness?
Exotic Wood Zone offers some of the finest Exotic Woods and American Hardwood Lumbers. These Hardwood Lumbers are consistently dried to a moisture content between 6-8% and properly conditioned.
About Lumber Sizes
Width: 5" to 7"The price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. If you need custom widths, please contact us. (We also provide straight edge rip for free)
Length: 75" to 85"This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. The length you receive depends on how much you order.
Thickness: 1"Also known as 4/4,
If you need a planned and smooth surface, we provide it at no cost. (Note: the planning process removes some thickness.)
Due to costs, we will not ship over 7 ft in Length.
If you need more than 20 board feet, feel free to contact us. We are happy to serve you better for 100% satisfaction.
How To Order Lumber
What Is Surface Finishing/Planing?
Rough Sawn- The edges are rough cut and both surfaces will be unplanned.
SLR1E (straight line ripped one edge )- one edge is ripped straight.
SLR2E (straight line ripped two edges)- two edges is ripped straight.
S2S - The board has been run through a planer producing two flat faces, but the edges are left rough.
S3S - The board has been surfaced S2S first, then one edge is ripped straight (also known as SLR1E or straight line ripped one edge).
S4S - The board has surfaced on both faces (S2S) and received a rip on both edges, resulting in a board with two flat and parallel faces and two flat and parallel edges. This is the stuff you usually find for sale in the hardwood section of big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.
Note: Planing will reduce the total board feet you receive slightly. Moreover, the actual thickness may vary slightly.
You take the length x width x thickness and then divide this by 144 (if all measurements are in inches)Here’s an example. A Lumber piece measures 20” wide, 48” long, and 1” thick Then the board feet will be 20 x 48 x 1
Yes, most of our lumber, luthier products, turning blanks, bowl blanks, etc are all rough cut. We do plane body blanks and this option is added when you buy. We do plane them down at no extra cost.
Nominal sizes harken back to the original rough green lumber sizes. The actual sizes are sizes after drying and surfacing the rough green lumber on all four sides.
|Nominal Thickness||Actual Thickness (S1S)||Actual Thickness (S2S)|
|4/4 (1") inch||7/8 inch||13/16 inch|
|6/4 (1-1/2") inch||1-3/8 inch||1-5/16 inch|
|8/4 (2") inch||1-13/16 inch||1-3/4 inch|
|12/4 (3") inch||2-13/16 inch||2-3/4 inch|
|16/4 (4") inch||3-13/16 inch||3-3/4 inch|
Yes, we do custom size orders. But there has to be a minimum of $200 order. But again we try our best to help out in other cases if we can.
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Yes, we utilize a network of freight companies and are happy to arrange that for you.
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