Balsa Wood

Light weight, easily cut and shaped, Balsa wood remains a popular modelling material. Our balsa comes from sustainable plantations.
Humbrol is a name synonamous with British chemical manufacturing. Their balsa cement is a fast setting lightweight adhesive suitable for building free-flight model aircraft. As well as being great for balsa wood, this cement is also an inexpensive, good, general purpose quick drying glue for paper, card and wood.
£4.49
Warehouse: 9+
Bristol: 7, Cardiff: 9, Gloucester: 5, Plymouth: 5
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 2896)
Crystal clear, fast drying adhesive. Ideal for model building, handicraft and for general use in the home. Equally suitable for sealing and reinforcing of surfaces of various materials
£4.35
Warehouse: 2
Bristol: 8, Cardiff: 5, Gloucester: 3, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 4
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 9473)
Material Stripping Tool. For use with a 735-40 No 5 Knife. (not included)
Features a fully adjustable (0 - 6mm) metal fence on the underside which allows the user to easily produce accurate strips of material by pulling the stripper along a piece of thin sheet wood or plastic.
£7.95
Warehouse: 1
Cardiff: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 1583)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

Supplied as single sheets
£3.50
Warehouse: 5
Bristol: 9+, Gloucester: 6, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 3
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 4528)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

Supplied as single sheets

£6.25
Warehouse: 2
Gloucester: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 77984)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

Supplied as single sheets
£3.25
Warehouse: 1
Cardiff: 7, Gloucester: 7, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 4530)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

Supplied as single sheets
£4.00
Warehouse: 3
Bristol: 4, Cardiff: 8, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 6
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 4533)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

Supplied as single sheets
£5.50
Warehouse: 4
Bristol: 8, Gloucester: 6, Plymouth: 4
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 4534)
Tasma TAS000100/5 Balsa Strip 6x25x915mm (1/4 x 1 x 36in) pack of 5

Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.
£6.75
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 92667)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

£4.50
Warehouse: 2
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 41979)
Tasma TAS000102/5 Balsa Strip 9x12x915mm (3/8 x 1/2 x 36in) Pack of 5

Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.
£6.00
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 92668)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

Metric dimensions are 19mm Diameter x 914mm (measured diameters are about 20mm)

£4.00
Warehouse: 3
Bristol: 3, Cardiff: 5, Gloucester: 6, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 4602)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

Supplied as single sheets

£4.50

Bristol: 3, Cardiff: 8, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 5
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 4531)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

£1.85

Stroud: 4
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 41988)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

£5.25

Bristol: 9+
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 77995)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

Metric dimensions are 4.8mm Diameter x 914mm

£0.75

Bristol: 5, Cardiff: 7, Gloucester: 9+, Plymouth: 9+
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 4596)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

Metric�dimensions are�6.4mm Diameter�x 914mm

£1.00

Bristol: 7, Cardiff: 9, Gloucester: 9+, Plymouth: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 4597)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.
£7.75

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 83914)
Balsa wood is very soft and light with a coarse open grain, offering an excellent balance of strength and lightness. The density of dry balsa wood is about one third the density of other hard woods. Balsa wood is used to make very light, stiff structures in architectural modelling projects and for the construction of lightweight model aircraft. It is also a very popular material to use when making wooden floats for fishing, as it is low density but high in strength. Despite being very soft, balsa is classified as a hardwood and is the softest commercial hardwood available.

£9.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 83915)
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We have concentrated on the frequently requested balsa sheet and strip lines on the web. All of our shops stock a wider range of balsa including dowel and shaped sections.

We regret that 1 metre / 1 yard length sheets/strips exceed the maximum allowable length for Royal Mail delivery are must be sent by courier.