Uses: The ideal wood for carvers and model makers.
General Description: Yellowish white in colour, with a fine, firm and close texture. Very easily worked wood which does not split. Weight averages 540 kg/m³ (34 lb/ft³).
Machines well although it is recommended to use a reduced angle on cutters which should be kept sharp due to the soft nature of the timber. It can be used for solid bends of a moderate radius of curvature.
European Lime dries well and fairly rapidly with some tendency to distort.
Family Name: Malvaceae
Latin Name: Tilia spp.
Distribution: Throughout central Europe and UK.