Uses of Basswood:
Basswood lumber is used mainly in sash and door frames, molding, woodenware and boxes.
The heartwood of basswood is pale yellowish-brown with occasional darker streaks. Basswood has wide, creamy-white or pale brown sapwood that merges gradually into the heartwood.
Basswood grows in the eastern half of the United States from the Canadian provinces southward.
When dry, the wood is without odor or taste. It is soft and light in weight (26lbs./cu.ft.), has fine, even texture, is straight-grained and easy to work with tools. Shrinkage in width and thickness during drying is rated as large; however, basswood seldom warps in use.