Color/Appearance: Pale white to light brown color, with sapwood and heartwood sections not clearly defined. Growth rings tend to be subtle, and colour is mostly uniform throughout the face grain of the wood. Knots and other defects are uncommon.
Grain/Texture: Grain is straight, with a fine even texture and moderate natural luster.
Rot Resistance: Basswood is rated as non-durable concerning heartwood decay.
Workability: Easy to work with, being very soft and light. Perhaps one of the most suitable wood species for hand carving. Basswood also glues and finishes well, but has poor steam bending and nail-holding characteristics.
Alternative to Cedar for strip projects or use as accent strips, also good for moulds.
Stock Plank Sizes: 1" x 4" to 12" wide x up to 20' long
Lumber is sold by the Board Foot (BM). 1 BM = 1” x 12” x 12”. Sample : plank 2” x 6” x 8’ 2x6x8 divide by 12 = 8 BM
Noah’s stocks most lumber as rough, random width and length, up to 20’ when available. We will pick planks as close as possible to your requirements. We will also dress 2 sides, rip to width, and cut to length at no extra charge.