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Our business was established around January 2001. Jake Zimmer is the main Managing Member of Specialized Balsa Wood, LLC.

4 foot saw blade
Ecuador Saw Mill

Most products are cut on demand instead of being readily in stock to keep prices lower -- although we usually stock up on square balsa sticks, large dowels, airplane parts, triangles, and standard 36 & 48 inch (3-4 inch width) balsa sheets throughout the year to speed up common order turnaround times.

Balsa wood mostly grows in Ecuador. Balsa trees can reach 100 feet in height and several feet in diameter. The trees grow to maturity in as little as 6 years.

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