Basswood is an American term for the TILIA species of trees commonly known as ‘LIME’ in Britain and ‘Linden’ in Europe.
It is a hardwood which is common right around the temperate latitudes of the northern hemisphere. It has been the preferred wood for sculpture and altar pieces since the middle ages. Modern uses include musical instruments due to its acoustic and resonance qualities.
About The Wood
Basswood is relatively soft for a hardwood, it is light and has good dimensional stability,and is the most used wood in the world for quality shutters and blinds. Being light in colour with no resins, it lends itself perfectly to accepting stains of various colours. Basswood’s grain structure is very fine, not as prominent as Western Red Cedar, giving the blind a more uniform and even appearance. More scratch and dent resistant than cedar, which can be an advantage in a home with young children. These blinds never need re-painting and their smooth rich surfaces are easily cleaned with a duster, or at worst a damp cloth with mild detergent.
Colours Available: Cedar Dark, Light Oak, Vivid White and Chalk USA
Cedar Dark, Chalk USA, Light Oak, Vivid White
Face fit, Reveal fit