Basswood is known for being a versatile, easy to work with and affordable type of wood. It is very light weight and soft, with a smooth, even wood grain. Basswood is also very forgiving and its fine grain allows for smooth and easier cuts.
It is unscented and considered a soft hardwood compared to other types of hardwood. Basswood has a high strength-to-weight ratio, so if pressured it won’t bend too much but it can break. It’s also easy to stain or paint due to its light color. We carry a high quality North American basswood from Bud Nosen Models, and all sizes are made in the U.S.A.
These basswood boards are commonly used for model building, architectural scale models, school projects, dollhouses, wood crafts, miniatures, artwork, and various craft and hobby projects.
Kit Kraft is a craft and hobby shop in the Los Angeles area and an online store that sells a large variety of arts and craft supplies. Whether it is bulk quantities of glitter to cover a fashion show runway, sculpting material for your art piece or crafting a gift to inspire a friend, our supplies are designed to help bring creative ideas to life.