Basswood | aka: linden, American linden, lime, lime tree, American white wood.
Growth: Canada and United States.
Appearance: Generally straight grained with a fine, uniform texture and medium luster. Creamy-white to brownish heartwood and nearly white sapwood.
Physical Props: Soft, light, low in strength, shock resistance and decay resistance. Poor for steam bending.
Working Props: Works well with sharp machine or hand tools and is excellent for carving (soft and resists splitting). Glues, screws, nails, stains, and finishes satisfactorily, can be challenging for staining.
Uses: Popular among hobbyists for model ships, airplanes, and other wood carvings. Other uses include boxes, crates, cooperage, furniture, millwork, drawing boards, toys, and decorative veneer.