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Balsa Sticks

Balsa craft sticks, strips, or balsa sticks are many names for sections of balsa that are less than 1x1 inch in width and thickness. Balsa wood sticks can be used for towers, bridges, structures, craft projects, RC airplanes, and models. Balsa has a high weight to strength ratio and can be very light weight. Balsa can vary between 3# (foam weight) - 40# (oak weight) for pounds per cubic foot (lbs/cuft) but the most common densities are 8-16 pounds per cubic foot.

Include information about custom requests and density in the Order Notes message box at the end of this page:

  • Extra Light Balsa at (6 or less pounds per cubic foot) is 100% extra.
  • Light Balsa at (6-10 pounds per cubic foot) is 100% extra.
  • Medium Balsa at (10-14 pounds per cubic foot) is 100% extra.
  • Heavy Balsa at (14-19 pounds per cubic foot) is 100% extra.
  • Extra Heavy Balsa at (19+ pounds per cubic foot) is 100% extra.

Extra Light balsa is sometimes referred to as "Contest Grade" balsa because is used for ultra light airplane contests. It is usually discolored, very hard to find, very brittle, weak, and squishy.

Please note any custom weight classification that is narrower than the above listed weight categories will increase the cost of the required weight classification.

No preference as to a weight of balsa = no additional charge.

*Grain classification if needed is 100% extra. » balsa grain classifications explained

Discounts may be available for the following items: » view defect pictures

  • B-grade balsa which is discolored for 10% off.
  • Industrial Grade balsa which may contain pinholes, horizontal or vertical cracks, knots, pith from the center of the tree, or bark are 25% off.

*Ask for special B-grade (discolored) practice sticks 1/8x1/8x36, 1/16x1/8x36, 3/32x3/32x36, and 1/16x1/16x36 inch at $0.18 each (when in stock) in the Order Notes message box below.

*Ask for broken or defective sticks (Industrial Grade) practice sticks for 1/8x1/8x36, 1/16x1/8x36, 3/32x3/32x36, and 1/16x1/16x36 inch at $0.12 each (when in stock) in the Order Notes message box below.

Balsa Sticks 36 Inch Lengths
  1/32 1/16 3/32 1/8 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4  
1/32 $2.20

1/32x1/32
$1.65

1/32x1/16
$1.10

1/32x3/32
$0.50

1/32x1/8
$0.53

1/32x3/16
$0.54

1/32x1/4
-- $0.64

1/32x3/8
$0.65

1/32x1/2
-- $0.84

1/32x3/4
1/32
1/16 -- $0.37

1/16x1/16
$0.38

1/16x3/32
$0.38

1/16x1/8
$0.40

1/16x3/16
$0.41

1/16x1/4
-- $0.51

1/16x3/8
$0.62

1/16x1/2
-- $0.84

1/16x3/4
1/16
3/32 -- 1/16x3/32 $0.28

3/32x3/32
$0.39

3/32x1/8
$0.41

3/32x3/16
$0.42

3/32x1/4
-- $0.51

3/32x3/8
$0.63

3/32x1/2
-- $0.87

3/32x3/4
3/32
1/8 -- 1/16x1/8 3/32x1/8 $0.29

1/8x1/8
$0.42

1/8x3/16
$0.44

1/8x1/4
-- $0.53

1/8x3/8
$0.66

1/8x1/2
-- $0.92

1/8x3/4
1/8
3/16 -- 1/16x3/16 3/32x3/16 1/8x3/16 $0.44

3/16x3/16
$0.47

3/16x1/4
-- $0.62

3/16x3/8
$0.76

3/16x1/2
-- $1.05

3/16x3/4
3/16
1/4 -- 1/16x1/4 3/32x1/4 1/8x1/4 3/16x1/4 $0.53

1/4x1/4
-- $0.70

1/4x3/8
$0.85

1/4x1/2
$1.02

1/4x5/8
$1.17

1/4x3/4
1/4
5/16 -- -- -- -- -- -- $0.69

5/16x5/16
$0.77

5/16x3/8
$0.95

5/16x1/2
-- $1.30

5/16x3/4
5/16
3/8 -- 1/16x3/8 3/32x3/8 1/8x3/8 3/16x3/8 1/4x3/8 5/16x3/8 $0.80

3/8x3/8
$0.98

3/8x1/2
$1.16

3/8x5/8
$1.35

3/8x3/4
3/8
1/2 -- 1/16x1/2 3/32x1/2 1/8x1/2 3/16x1/2 1/4x1/2 5/16 x 1/2 3/8x1/2 $1.16

1/2x1/2
$1.37

1/2x5/8
$1.58

1/2x3/4
1/2
5/8 -- -- -- -- -- 1/4x5/8 -- 3/8x5/8 1/2x5/8 $1.58

5/8x5/8
-- 5/8
3/4 -- 1/16x3/4 3/32x3/4 1/8x3/4 3/16x3/4 1/4x3/4 5/16 x 3/4 3/8x3/4 1/2x3/4 -- $2.05

3/4x3/4
3/4
  1/32 1/16 3/32 1/8 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4  

 

Balsa Sticks 36 Inch Lengths - "Special Sizes"
  1/20 5/32 7/8  
1/20 $1.10

1/20x1/20
-- -- 1/20
5/32 -- $0.83

5/32x5/32
-- 5/32
7/8 -- -- $2.67

7/8x7/8
7/8
  1/20 5/32 7/8  

 

Balsa Sticks 48 Inch Lengths
  1/32 1/16 3/32 1/8 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4  
1/32 $3.75

1/32x1/32
$3.13

1/32x1/16
$2.50

1/32x3/32
$0.87

1/32x1/8
$1.03

1/32x3/16
$0.92

1/32x1/4
-- $1.17

1/32x3/8
$1.42

1/32x1/2
-- $1.92

1/32x3/4
1/32
1/16 -- $0.59

1/16x1/16
$0.67

1/16x3/32
$0.72

1/16x1/8
$0.84

1/16x3/16
$0.87

1/16x1/4
-- $0.90

1/16x3/8
$1.09

1/16x1/2
-- $1.48

1/16x3/4
1/16
3/32 1/16x3/32 -- $0.47

3/32x3/32
$0.63

3/32x1/8
$0.77

3/32x3/16
$0.84

3/32x1/4
-- $0.92

3/32x3/8
$1.13

3/32x1/2
-- $1.54

3/32x3/4
3/32
1/8 -- 1/16x1/8 3/32x1/8 $0.54

1/8x1/8
$0.65

1/8x3/16
$0.77

1/8x1/4
-- $0.99

1/8x3/8
$1.22

1/8x1/2
-- $1.68

1/8x3/4
1/8
3/16 -- 1/16x3/16 3/32x3/16 1/8x3/16 $0.72

3/16x3/16
$0.84

3/16x1/4
-- $1.10

3/16x3/8
$1.37

3/16x1/2
-- $1.89

3/16x3/4
3/16
1/4 -- 1/16x1/4 3/32x1/4 1/8x1/4 3/16x1/4 $0.97

1/4x1/4
-- $1.27

1/4x3/8
$1.57

1/4x1/2
$1.85

1/4x5/8
$2.15

1/4x3/4
1/4
5/16 -- -- -- -- -- -- $1.25

5/16x5/16
$1.43

5/16x3/8
$1.75

5/16x1/2
-- $2.42

5/16x3/4
5/16
3/8 -- 1/16x3/8 3/32x3/8 1/8x3/8 3/16x3/8 1/4x3/8 5/16x3/8 $1.47

3/8x3/8
$1.80

3/8x1/2
$2.14

3/8x5/8
$2.49

3/8x3/4
3/8
1/2 -- 1/16x1/2 3/32x1/2 1/8x1/2 3/16x1/2 1/4x1/2 5/16 x 1/2 3/8x1/2 $2.15

1/2x1/2
$2.57

1/2x5/8
$2.97

1/2x3/4
1/2
5/8 -- -- -- -- -- 1/4x5/8 -- 3/8x5/8 1/2x5/8 $2.98

5/8x5/8
-- 5/8
3/4 -- 1/16x3/4 3/32x3/4 1/8x3/4 3/16x3/4 1/4x3/4 5/16 x 3/4 3/8x3/4 1/2x3/4 -- $3.92

3/4x3/4
3/4
  1/32 1/16 3/32 1/8 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4  

 

Balsa Sticks 48 Inch Lengths - "Special Sizes"
  1/20 5/32 7/8  
1/20 $1.88

1/20x1/20
-- -- 1/20
5/32 -- $1.57

5/32x5/32
-- 5/32
7/8 -- -- $5.13

7/8x7/8
7/8
  1/20 5/32 7/8  

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