Balsa

Balsa

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Balsa

Balsa - Ochroma pyramidale


Although balsa is one of the lightest and softest timbers, it is botanically a hardwood! Grown overseas in plantations and imported into Australia, it is used mainly in model making. This material is too soft for structural use. Available in sheets, squares, blocks, rounds and triangles.

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Although balsa is one of the lightest and softest timbers, it is botanically a hardwood! Grown overseas in plantations and imported into Australia, it is used mainly in model making. This material is too soft for structural use. Available in sheets, squares, blocks, rounds and triangles.

Density kg/m3 dry 170
Hardness (janka) kN 0.4
Colour  Greyish white
Finish Good
Stability  Good
Durability  Non-durable
Availability  Available