Bass Wood

Bass wood

  • Domestic hardwood lumber valued for being easy to carve
  • Light Color and has a tight grain pattern
  • Excellent wood for carving, instruments and modeling

Also Know As:

American Linden, Tilia americana

bass-wood

Characteristics of Bass wood

Cost $$
Wood Type Hardwood
Density (mean, Kg/m³) 320 - 590
Avg. Weight Per sq³/ft 26 lbs/ft³ (420)
Use(s) Carving, instruments, modeling
Color scale Creamy white in the sapwood to light brown, reddish in heartwood
Moisture movement and Drying Contracts quite a bit while drying. Stable after after drying

Bass wood

bass-wood

Characteristics of Bass wood

Cost $$
Wood Type Hardwood
Density (mean, Kg/m³) 320 - 590
Avg. Weight Per sq³/ft 26 lbs/ft³ (420)
Use(s) Carving, instruments, modeling
Color scale Creamy white in the sapwood to light brown, reddish in heartwood
Moisture movement and Drying Contracts quite a bit while drying. Stable after after drying
Cost $$
Wood Type Hardwood
Density (mean, Kg/m³) 670 (Density can vary by 20% or more)
Avg. Weight Per sq/ft 3.00 lb/ft
Use(s) Tables, Bar tops, furniture, Flooring
Color scale Light Grey/Golden Brown
Moister movement and Drying Dries with little distortion or movement

Bass wood

Domestic hardwood lumber used for carving, and modeling

Light Color and has a tight grain

Excellent wood for carvings, modeling, and instruments

Also Know As:

American Linden

About The Bass wood Species

American Basswood, also known as Tilia Americana, is a light, soft, and very easily workable type of wood. Basswood is a large deciduous tree that can easily reach 65 to 130ft in height. In the right conditions, tilia trees can live exceptionally long, with the oldest claiming to be around 2000 year old. Basswood has a very straight and fine grain with an even texture and moderate natural luster. Its color is typically a pale white to light brown color, and having knots and other defects are uncommon. Today basswood is used for carvings of all sizes, puppet making and various wind instruments and guitar bodies.

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Quick Note:

If you plan to visit makers wood shop to view live edge boards, we ask you to call ahead and provide a list of boards you want to view. Then, we will arrange an appointment and have the selected slabs ready to be viewed.  We look forward to showing you our selection!

About The Bass wood Species

American Basswood, also known as Tilia Americana, is a light, soft, and very easily workable type of wood. Basswood is a large deciduous tree that can easily reach 65 to 130ft in height. In the right conditions, tilia trees can live exceptionally long, with the oldest claiming to be around 2000 year old. Basswood has a very straight and fine grain with an even texture and moderate natural luster. Its color is typically a pale white to light brown color, and having knots and other defects are uncommon. Today basswood is used for carvings of all sizes, puppet making and various wind instruments and guitar bodies.

Contact Us

Business Hours

Quick Note

If you plan to visit makers wood shop to view live edge boards, we ask you to call ahead and provide a list of boards you want to view.
Then, we will arrange an appointment and have the selected slabs ready to be viewed.  We look forward to showing you our selection!

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