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 color, sometimes with a pink or yellow hue.
Balsa has a straight grain with a medium to coarse texture and low natural luster.
We regularly use for various projects such as model airplanes, musical instruments or scale models.
Rough boards comes directly from sawmills in various thicknesses, lengths and widths. The dimensions of each board vary depending on the lots received. Classification and measurement of wood are carried out according to industry standards (NHLA).
Rough lumber (not planed) can be chosen from the lumber yard. We also have a selection of two-sided planed lumber, available in store.
Prices are available in pmp (board measuring feet). 1 bf is equivalent to a volume 1 inch thick x 12 inches wide and 1 foot long.
The thicknesses are expressed in quarter inch (exemple : 4/4 = 1", 5/4 = 1 ¼", 8/4 = 2", 12/4 = 3")
Widths are rounded in inches and lengths are rounded in feet.
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