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Larch
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Light Virola
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Myrtle
Northern White Cedar
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Soft Maple
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Wood Properties of Balsa

Balsa Amount of Figure
Low

Balsa Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Balsa Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Balsa Available As Lumber
Yes

Balsa Available as Veneer
No

Balsa Available only in small sizes
No

Balsa Bending Strength
Low

Balsa Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Balsa Botanical Name
Ochroma pyramidale

Balsa Carving
Good, easy to carve

Balsa Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Balsa Color of Wood
Creamy - Light Brown

Balsa Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Balsa Crushing Strength
Low

Balsa Decorative Figure
No

Balsa Density
Very low

Balsa Drilling
Fair or Satisfactory

Balsa Fill before Finishing
May require a filler depending on the intended result

Balsa Gluing
Good

Balsa Grain
Straight

Balsa Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Faint growth ring

Balsa Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Indistinct growth ring stripe

Balsa Hand Tooling
Very Easy

Balsa Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Balsa Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Balsa Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Balsa Interlocked Grain
No

Balsa Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Balsa Machine Tools
Easy to Very Easy

Balsa Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Balsa Movement after drying
Low

Balsa Nail Holding
Poor - Nails pull out easily

Balsa Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Balsa Natural Durability
Perishable

Balsa Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Balsa Painting
Fair

Balsa Planing
Fair

Balsa Polishing
Fair

Balsa Pounds per cubic foot maximum
11

Balsa Pounds per cubic foot minimum
11

Balsa Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Balsa Sanding
Good

Balsa Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Balsa Screw Holding
Poor - Screws pull out easily

Balsa Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Balsa Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Balsa Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Balsa Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Balsa Specific Gravity
Very low

Balsa Specific Gravity maximum
.16

Balsa Specific Gravity minimum
.16

Balsa Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Balsa Steam Bending
Poor

Balsa Stiffness
Very low

Balsa Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Balsa Texture of the Wood
Moderately Fine

Balsa Toughness
Insufficient Data Available

Balsa Turning
Good

Balsa Weight
Very light

Balsa Wood Defects
Harden

Balsa Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Balsa Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Balsa Use for Carving
no

Balsa Use for Cooperage
no

Balsa Use for Decorative Veneer
no

Balsa Use for Flooring
no

Balsa Use for Furniture
no

Balsa Use for Handles
no

Balsa Use for Heavy Construction
no

Balsa Use for Inlay
no

Balsa Use for Interior Finish
no

Balsa Use for Light Construction
no

Balsa Use for Marine Applications
YES

Balsa Use for Marquetry
no

Balsa Use for Millwork
no

Balsa Use for Models and Patterns
YES

Balsa Use for Musical Instruments
no

Balsa Use for Novelties
YES

Balsa Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Balsa Use for Shingles
no

Balsa Use for Sports Equipment
no

Balsa Use for Turnery
no

Balsa Use for Woodenware
no





     
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