A premier carving and turning hardwood, our basswood is a preferred species among high-end shutter manufacturers.

Basswood is also a top choice for musical instruments, specialty products and millwork. The sapwood of basswood is creamy white in color, merging into the heartwood, which is pale to reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks. The wood has a fine uniform texture and indistinct grain.

Featured Grades


Machining 5
Nailing 3
Screwing 4
Gluing 4
Finishing 5

Ratings indicate the degree of difficulty working with this species relative to other hardwoods. A '5' rating is the best. A '1' rating is the most challenging.