Product article: Basswood shutters
Basswood has a very straight and uniform texture. The wood grain is beautiful and staining or painting the wood brings out the natural grain. Due to its unique composition the wood is also lighter than composite wood shutters, so it will not warp or twist due to normal moisture that is in the air.
Adding beautiful basswood shutters to your home can make your home more energy efficient, insulate noise and allow more more control over light. All of these features make basswood the most popular shutter material in the industry.
What Are Basswood Shutters Made Of
The basswood tree, or tilia tree, is a rapid-growing tree found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Sometimes, the tree is referred to as the lime tree, although it has no relationship to the fruit. Another name for the tree is the linden tree. The tree produces soft and easy to work with lumber that has been used for centuries. Germanic tribes used the trees to construct shields, and throughout history it has been used in sculpting, model building, puppetry, intricate carving, in instruments such as the guitar and wind instruments, and shutters. It’s leaves are heart-shaped and asymmetrical. They are popular trees because the leaves are very dense, and produce a lot of shade.