One Single Sheet of Balsa Wood: 24” x 48” x 0.125” Long Grain Sheet. This particular density of balsa wood at 1/8” is extremely lightweight, but is not structural, in creating your own item you must use a support that is at least 3/8”. The thinness of the balsa sheet can be manipulated and molded using water on the wood and set into place over the desired shape. (We use this thickness to create the curvy shapes in our breakaway guitars and violins!) You can make the shape you create sturdy, by using shellac or clear epoxy resin.
This is an extremely lightweight sheet of real wood. Balsa wood in it’s nature is a delicate and somewhat brittle hardwood and very fragile. Highly pourous, this wood is used in the making of our breakaway wood props, furniture, walls, window frames, etc.
It can be cut, scored, sanded and finished exactly like real wood. It’s very easy to work with and glues together quickly and securely using hot glue, superglue and any other glue intended for wood. (We recommend hot glue!) All balsa wood sheets are made up of laminated laters of smaller blocks of wood that are then heat pressed and glued together prior to being milled into the sizes offered here. There will be evidence of this veneer/laminate process in all of these types of sheets. The veneers tend to be only slightly noticeable and, if using a water based stain, will be hard to detect.
The wood is very light, unfinished, and tend to resemble clear pine with a very delicate grain. Balsa is imported from Ecuador and we work to have a constant supply in stock. Please contact us if you plan to order large amounts or you have a tight timeline for receiving your stock. Because of the large size, the shipping costs will be determined by their size and not weight (Dimensional Weight Calculations). You can expect higher than normal shipping prices for these items, therefore ground shipping is usually best.
Please contact us for more information and custom sizes.
Dimensions: 48” x 24” x 0.125”