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Lime

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Species Description: Wood Species

Native to the UK and Europe, Lime wood works easily, glues well, takes stain and all finishing processes well.  Inclined to be woolly, so requires thin, sharp cutting tools.  Considered the finest wood for carving, this is the wood was made famous by Grinling Gibbons centuries ago in the royal courts and churches of England. It has the ability to resist splitting in any cutting direction. Also used for soundboards, piano keys and toys.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common uses: Veneer, plywood, carvings, musical instruments, turned objects.

Comments: Essentially the same species as the popular US carving wood, Basswood.

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Botanical Name

Tilia spp

Other Names

Lime

Main Color Group

Yellow / White

Grain Pattern

Even

Workability

Easy

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

33

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

535

Janka Hardness - LBF

700

Janka Hardness - N

3100

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