Midwest?s Basswood is economical, highly workable, and has great finishing qualities. Selectively cut in Northern Michigan and Wisconsin, it possesses a close, tight, homogenous grain structure that makes it ideal for a wide variety of hobbies, crafts, and miniatures. Basswood is great for carving and, when thin, it can easily be cut with a hobby knife. Basswood can also be stained or painted to represent any wood type. Also available in sticks .