Basswood

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Basswood is the common name of timbers of Tilia species. It is derived from bast, an Old English word for the fibrous inner bark of the tree. Most species have soft, easily worked wood, somewhat similar to balsa wood and often used for model building and intricate carving, and for making electric guitar bodies.

Basswood is also a common name given to Tilia americana, the American Linden.Template:Plant-stub

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