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  HARDWOOD EUROPE:
LIME TREE
 
NAMES: Lime tree
BOTANICAL NAME:   Tilia platyphyllos Scop. Tilla cordata Mill.
ORIGIN AND SPREAD: Europe, USSR pure crop or in mixed forests.
MACROSCOPIC CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES: Whitish, yellowish, nowadays also brownish, --- plain; boarder of annual rings not clear, vessel and woodrays only clear under the microscope/magnifying glass

IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES:

Dry density (grams/cbm) 0,32 0,49 0,56
Volume shrinking tolerance (in %) 14,4 15
Pressure strength (Newton/qm) 26 52 78
Bending strength (Newton/qm) 46 106 147
Tensile strength (Newton/qm) 23 85 145
E-Module 5 800 7400 17 200

PROCESS AND USE:

Good to slice, to turn and to carve; easy to use nails and screws; when kiln dried wood tends to discolour (kiln drying below 60C by air humidity below 65 %); good to stain and varnish

Veneer (corestock veneer); wood wool and production of matches, crates, toys, for carving and turning, low natural durability
SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS:  

Approx. 20 Tilia kinds are known

A difference of anatomic is impossible