Formal Name: Tilia americana
Color: Sapwood usually quite large and creamy white in color, merging into the heartwood which is pale to reddish brown
Workability: Machines well and is easy to work with hand tools making it a premier carving wood. It nails, screws, glues fairly well and can be sanded and stained to a good smooth finish.
Physical Properties: Light and soft with generally low strength properties and poor steam-bending classification