The Unprimed Basswood panel is a handcrafted wood panel made using a non-flexible basswood top, sanded perfectly smooth and ready to seal and prime with all types of painting grounds. Compared with other wood panels on the market, the Unprimed Basswood is sanded perfectly smooth and lacks plywood seams, large knots or raised fibers providing the cleaner, more professional look artists want. The support frames are made with quality solid pine strips that can be finished with paint or stain. Unprimed Basswood is great for encaustic, mixed media, collage and wood engraving. Ultra-stable, these wood panels will not give, bend or flex and like all Ampersand's panels, they are made with quality materials that have been tested not only for durability, but also for performance with artists' paints.