A domestic wood cut in Northern Michigan and Wisconsin, Basswood is desired because of its economy, workability and finishing qualities. Its close, tight homogeneous grain structure makes it ideal for a wide variety of hobby, craft and miniature projects. Basswood blocks may be stained or painted to represent any wood type.
(Wood dust is a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer.)
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