Balsa sheet is also called balsa wood sheet, balsa wood skin, balsa single ply, balsa wood panel and so forth. It is 1 inch wide and less than 1 inch thickness. Balsa wood sheet can vary differently in its weight for pounds per cubic foot actually. Generally, the most common density should range from 8 to 16 pounds per cubic foot.
The light balsa at 6 to 10 pounds per cubic foot, the medium balsa at 10 to 14 pounds per cubic foot, and the heavy balsa at 14 to 19 pounds per cubic foot are 40 percent extra. Extra light balsa at 6 or less pounds per cubic foot, and the heavey balsa at 19 or more pounds per cubic foot are 100 percent extra. The extra light balsa is referred as contest grade balsa since it is used for ultra light airplane contests. It is very brittle, weak and squishy actually.
Well, the industrial grade balsa should contain pinholes, horizontal or vertical cracks, knots, pith from the center of the tree or bark. The balsa sheet is available in different sizes, like 24 inches to 96 inches and so forth. The balsa sheets larger than 4 inches in width may be laminated from 2 or more balsa sections. There are countless suppliers of balsa wood, like Shanghai Synhong, may be willing to provide the custom service, so you can book your required sizes.
Balsa sheet can be used to make various kinds of things, like foam core, s olid surfboard, bee hives, weeding card, model airplanes. You can see various kinds of surfboards both in domestic and international markets for your selection, and you will find that many surfboards are made of balsa wood sheet actually. Also, there are various kinds of models of animals, airplanes, gliders which are made of balsa wood. It can be regarded as the ideal choice for art or craft projects, time and tide clocks, picture frames, engineer models, fishing floats, boat building and so forth.