||European Lime (Tilia vulgaris)
||Also known as European lime, tilleul and linden.
||Grows in Europe and eastern Asia.
||Generally straight grained with a fine, uniform texture and medium luster. Creamy-white heartwood and sapwood.
||Soft, light, low in strength, shock resistance and decay resistance. Poor for steam bending.
||Works well with sharp machine or hand tools and is excellent for carving (soft and resists splitting). Glues, screws, nails, stains, and finishes.
||Valued for butcher blocks, food containers and eating utensils (does not impart stain or odor). Also used for toys, novelties, cooperage, pattern making, artificial limbs, bobbins, broom and brush handles, carvings, musical instruments, venetian blinds, ship and airplane models, core stock, and decorative veneer.