Also called "White Walnut", Basswood has been long sought after for it's unique appearance and easy workability. It is a favorite of carvers, but has become harder to find in recent years. In the old days, the nuts from the butternut tree were a highly sought after commodity for dying wool, which actually led to the nickname "Butternuts" bestowed upon Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Most butternut wood will have some small sound knots in it, but we do offer a premium clear option as well
Our Butternut has been locally sourced and dried down to 5% before being stored in our dry-shed under humidity control to ensure the highest quality material for your project. All our material is planed down to the sizes shown below.