Common names: AMERICAN Linden, Linden, BASSWOOD, American lime, American whitewood, limetree, American linden.
Botanical classification: Tilia americana, T. glabra, T. nigra, T. latifolia. Fam .: Tiliaceae.
Main products: Sawn wood.
Natural attributes - structure - origins: Light wood (416 kg/m³) whitish to pale pinkish-brown, straight grain with fine texture (fine-pored) and uniform (no significant difference between early and late wood).
Natural durability in time: Not durable. Logs can be attacked by the longhorn beetle and sapwood by the common furniture beetle.
Mechanical attributes: Wood soft and light with very low mechanical durability in all categories.
Density: R (12-15%) = 0,41 gr/cm³
PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING OPERATIONS WOOD
Drying behavior and stability after drying: Dries fairly rapidly with little distortion or deterioration and considerable dimensional variability in applications.
Impregnation behavior: Permeable.
Bending behavior: Poor during steam bending.
Working properties - tool blunting: Extremely easy machinery and hand tools processing, with low resistance to cutting and low tool blunting.
Νailing and screwing: Good.
Gluing behavior: Good.
Behavior in the dyeing and finishing: Good paint, good finish.
Woodcarving, turnery, frames, maquettes, cooperage, high quality carpentry, piano keys, beehives, toys, small laminated construction, plywood, boxes, chests, food packaging (odorless).