American Basswood (also known as Linden or Lime Tree) is a soft, light weight wood, pale in color, with fine close grain. It is usually free of large knots.
We produce Basswood in 5/4 and 8/4 standard thicknesses, and it is packaged in face and better, #1 common, and #2 common grades.
American Basswood grows throughout the Great Lakes region of the United States in mixed hardwood forests on sites with acidic soils, but our Basswood comes from within about 100 miles (62 km) of our manufacturing facilities. A common hardwood in our local forests, the species is rated by NatureServe as secure in its conservation status.