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American Basswood
American Basswood

TREE DATA: The large tree, usually with a long trunk, is reported to mature to a height of about 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 m), with a trunk diameter of about 24 to 36 inches (60 to 90 cm).

REGION: North America.

COUNTRY: Canada, United States.

SAPWOOD COLOUR: The sapwood is described as creamy white or pale brown in colour and merges somewhat gradually into the heartwood. The sapwood is reported to be sometimes marketed as 'white basswood'.

HEARTWOOD COLOUR: The heartwood ranges in colour from creamy-white to pale pinkish-brown. The wood is reported to be similar to European lime (Tilia vulgaris ) in appearance, grain and texture.

COMMON USES: Decorative plywood, Decorative veneer, Furniture, Furniture components, Kitchen cabinets, Office furniture, Plywood, Wardrobes. etc.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: Seasoned wood is reported to be dimensionally stable, and holds its place well in use.

BASSWOOD

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

5100

8700

Psi

Crushing Strength

185

370

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

2420

4340

Psi

Impact Strength

19

22

Inches

Stiffness

1017

1507

1000psi

Hardness

 

410

Lbs

Shearing strength

 

990

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.33

0.4

 

Weight

45

28

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)

 

7

%

Tangential Shrinkage (G-->OD)

 

9

%

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