BASSWOOD EUROPEAN WOOD
European Basswood flat cut wood veneer ranges from a pale creamy white to a pale brown and is mostly one uniform color. Straight grained, fine textured.
Common Uses for European Basswood Flat Cut Wood Veneer: Architectural panels, cabinetry, doors, furniture, millwork, musical instruments, as well as both yacht and aircraft interiors.
Other Name(s): European Lime.
The Tree: Native to Europe, typically growing to 65-130 feet in height, with trunk diameters between 5-6 feet. The fiber of the bark is used to make baskets and ropes, as well as shoes. This fiber is also used for both cloth and paper making.
A Little History: Species in the Tilia genus are referred to as Lime or Linden in Europe. In the US, the wood is most commonly called Basswood. Basswood European tends to be a little heavier and harder than the American wood.