Balsa Hardwood Lumber

Balsa has excellent sound, heat, and vibration insulating properties, and is also incredibly buoyant. "Balsa" is the Spanish word for "raft".

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Features
  • Balsa has a straight grain with medium to course texture and low natural luster
  • Commonly used to make buoys, rafts, surfboards, model airplanes, musical instruments, packing/transport cases, core stock in sandwich laminations, and fishing lures
Specifications
Colour/Appearance Heartwood tends to be a pale reddish brown color, though it is not commonly seen in commercial lumber. Most boards/blocks of Balsa are from the sapwood, which is a white to off-white or tan colour, sometimes with a pink or yellow hue.
Grain Balsa has a straight grain with medium to course texture and low natural luster.
Workability Generally very easy to work.Balsa generally should not be used to hold nails, with glue being the preferred method of joining. Balsa stains and finishes well, though it has a tendency to soak up large quantities of material on the initial coats.
Note Specifications may vary. Please check with your local Windsor Plywood for availability.

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