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Sitka Spruce has been used in the making of aircraft since Orville and Wilbur Wright first built the “Wright Flyer” in 1903. We offer a selection of square and rectangle sections to the RC Aeromodellers for use as spars and other components. This is the real stuff Sitka Spruce we import from Sitka Alaska, not just Common Spruce. If your requirem...
A Grade Balsa SHEET
Balsa Sheets are our most popular Balsa Wood format. Sheet material is available in a wide range of sizes from 0.8mm to 25mm thick, 75 and 100mm wide and 915 or 1220mm long. Most sheets are A grain for ease of manufacture and cost effectiveness but B and C grain are available from time to time. Just ask us if we have any in stock. We cut from ...
Basswood Ply is available in a variety of thicknesses and is suitable for a wide range of applications. Multi-ply Composition ensures excellent strength and durability. We offer two grades of basswood ply due to the decreasing availability of mature basswood trees. Grade available Ab/Ab unless otherwise noted. (depending on material thickness) Q...
A Grade Balsa SQUARES
**NEW high density HD Balsa now available** Balsa Squares (or Balsa Sticks) are one of our most popular and versatile Balsa Wood shapes. They’re available in 915mm (36") and 1220mm (48") lengths and a variety of dimensions from 2.5mm square to 25.0mm square. Their strength and lightweight properties make them suitable for constructing archit...
A Grade Balsa RECTANGLE
Balsa Rectangles are used by customers for an amazing array of projects including art and craft applications. The Rectangles or Strips we offer are the most commonly asked for but many people cut strips of varying sizes from sheet using a sharp knife and a steel ruler as well. Thinner strips have great flexibility while the thicker ones have i...
A Grade Balsa LEADING EDGES
Balsa Leading Edges are specialised Balsa Wood shapes originally designed for Aeromodellers. These shapes are rounded on one side for aerodynamics and compliment Balsa Trailing Edges for use in the construction of RC Aircraft wings. This versatile shape is also useful in numerous craft and modelling applications. For ease of blending to th...
A Grade Balsa TRAILING EDGE
Balsa Trailing Edges are a specialised shape popular for Aeromodelling applications where it is used to form the trailing edge of wings. The principles of Trailing Edges, or Ailerons, haven’t changed for over a century! Trailing Edges are long Isosceles triangles with one angle at 90 degrees and two other angles that vary depending on the dimen...
A Grade Balsa TRIANGLE/ GUSSETS
Balsa Triangles, or Gussets, are another of the many specialised balsa shapes available at Balsa Central. These shapes are Isosceles Triangles with one corner being 90 degrees. The size refers to the measurement of the two shorter sides. Frequently used by Aeromodllers in the construction of radio controlled aircraft. Difficult to make at home...
A Grade Balsa ROUNDS
The uses for Balsa Rounds are limitless! Because of the variety of diameters (from 5mm to 30mm) Rounds are a great shape for many art and craft applications as well as modelling and even jousting tournaments! They can also be used for dowel-like jobs, providing extra strength and ‘pinning’ joins or cut into sections for wheels and spacers. Mode...
You’re making a project from balsa wood so you want it to stay stuck! The open and coarse grain of Balsa Wood means that it loves glue of almost any type. That’s one of the reasons balsa wood is so easy to use! We offer a selection of glues that suit a range of purposes. For a non-toxic, child friendly solution - water based PVA glue is per...
Balsa Central woodworking tools have been tested to work on Balsa Wood and Ply. The Excel Light Duty Knife is a perfect modellers tool for cutting and scoring Balsa Wood, MicroWood and Plywood. The knife’s narrow handle along with its precision sharp blade and pointed tip allows fine working detail and ease of direction and pressure. For cutti...
Balsa Packs are a wonderful timber resource for any age. We have a large range of Packs crammed with all sorts of Balsa Wood that can be used for fun and educational activities for children or for use by the more discerning project maker. The Economy 450 Pack consists of a selection of balsa sheets, strips and squares with a length of 450mm. ...