## What is the weight of balsa wood?

Eight to twelve pound balsa is considered medium or average weight, and is the most plentiful. Six pound or less is considered “contest grade”, which is very rare and sometimes even impossible to obtain.

## How much does balsa wood weight per inch?

Balsa, Hard weighs 0.28192 gram per cubic centimeter or 281.92 kilogram per cubic meter, i.e. density of balsa, Hard is equal to 281.92 kg/m³. In Imperial or US customary measurement system, the density is equal to 17.59969 pound per cubic foot [lb/ft³], or 0.16296 ounce per cubic inch [oz/inch³] .

**Does balsa wood hold weight?**

Even light grades of balsa can can support a lot of weight without failing under tension and compression. So think carefully about using heavier grades of wood.

**What is the strength of balsa wood?**

Vendors:

Physical Properties | Metric | English |
---|---|---|

Hardness, Wood Indentation | 400 N | 89.9 lb (f) |

Tensile Strength, Ultimate | 1.00 MPa | 145 psi |

73.0 MPa | 10600 psi | |

Modulus of Rupture | 0.0190 GPa | 2.76 ksi |

### Is balsa wood expensive?

Pricing/Availability: High quality Balsa (that is, Balsa with a very low density) can be rather expensive when purchased at hobby stores or other specialty outlets. Larger boards and lumber sold through typical hardwood dealers is hard to find, but generally has a better cost per board-foot than other sources.

### What is balsa wood good for?

Balsa wood is often used as a core material in composites; for example, the blades of many wind turbines are partly of balsa. In table tennis bats, a balsa layer is typically sandwiched between two pieces of thin plywood made from other species of wood.

**Does balsa wood break easily?**

C-GRAIN sheet balsa has a beautiful mottled appearance. It is very stiff across the sheet and splits easily. But when used properly, it helps to build the lightest, strongest models.

**How much does a cubic foot of balsa wood weigh?**

Balsa, Hard weighs 0.28192 gram per cubic centimeter or 281.92 kilogram per cubic meter, i.e. density of balsa, Hard is equal to 281.92 kg/m³. In Imperial or US customary measurement system, the density is equal to 17.59969 pound per cubic foot [lb/ft³], or 0.16296 ounce per cubic inch [oz/inch³] .

## How big is a sheet of balsa in inches?

For 48″ lengths, multiply each 36″ value by 4/3 (1.333). A 3/16″ x 3″ x 36″ sheet of balsa has a volume of 20.25 cubic inches (in 3 ), which is equal to 0.01171875 cubic feet (ft 3 ). A piece of balsa with a density of 8 lbs/ft 3 is the same as a density of 128 oz/ft 3.

## What’s the density of a piece of balsa?

A piece of balsa with a density of 8 lbs/ft 3 is the same as a density of 128 oz/ft 3. So, to find the weight of the balsa sheet, multiply 128 oz/ft 3 by 0.01171875 ft 3 to get 1.500 oz.

**How much does a balsa of spruce weigh?**

Wood Properties Species Weight lb/ft 3 Stiffness Strength Bending Strength Comp- ression Strength Balsa 8 72 70 75 Balsa 10 100 100 100 Balsa 14 156 161 149 Spruce 28 230 260 289