Unprimed Basswood features
Smooth Surface Without Imperfections
Ampersand’s Unprimed Basswood Artist Panel is sanded perfectly smooth and has no seams, distinct knots, "football" patches, or problematic fiber raising.
Strength and Versatility
The strong 4mm premium basswood surface is perfect for priming and painting, encaustic, mixed media, collage, wood burning, and heavy paint applications.
Ready to Customize
Unprimed wood panels are ideal for artists that prefer a quality surface to seal and prime with a ground of their choice.
High-density, solid wood cradles provide a beautiful profile and offer extra support to protect your art and prevent warping.
Stronger Than Birch
Basswood is a premium, select wood that outperforms the commonly used birch plywood in many ways. It is inherently smoother with a tight wood grain and no raised fibers, making it easier to gesso and paint on.
Eco-Friendly and Artist Safe
Central to Ampersand’s mission is to ensure that our products do not harm the environment or the artists who use them. Both our domestic and imported panels are made from FSC-certified forest products that promote sustainable forests and are also free from formaldehyde or harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds), unlike other hardboards and MDF boards.