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Balsa Wood

The lightest and softest of all commercial woods! Great for model airplanes, fishing lures, musical instruments, and more!

Choose from 4 different sizes of our Balsa wood!!

Although these boards have been skipped dress to show colour and grain, they will still require some TLC and additional milling.

Looking for something thinner? Check out our Balsa Thins over here!

What can you expect?

We will carefully handpick a high quality board for you. We pay close attention to the wood species characteristics so we can send you a board that well represents each wood type. 

  • 1-1/2" to 2" thick
  • 1-1/2" to 3-1/8" wide
  • 35-1/2" long

In order to offer more protective packing for shipping - our lengths are often 1/4" less than sizes listed. Need a longer length? Please email us for a quote.

Rough Cut Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who enjoy working with machinery or hand tools to mill their own boards.

We use this term to describe boards that require additional milling. Rough Cut Lumber have been run through the planer to show the grain however they have not been dressed. You will need to mill both faces and edges. Rough Cut Lumber are available in specific lengths with varying widths.

For example: 4/4 x 6" x 24”

You will receive a board that is just shy of an inch thick, with a width in the range of 5-6”, and is 24” long.


S4S Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who aren’t equipped with the necessary tools to flatten and straighten boards.

The term “surfaced” or "dressed" refers to a piece of wood that has been milled. To achieve the necessary dimensions, we select a larger board to work from. Both faces and edges are then surfaced so you can be assured that the board is flat and straight. These boards are available in specific sizes.

For example: 3/4” x 5-1/4” x 24”

Rough Cut Lumber vs S4S Lumber

Size: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"
Length: 35-1/2"
Original price $13.95 - Original price $28.95
Original price
$13.95 - $28.95
Current price $13.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Wanda (Toronto, CA)
Fantastic Customer Service

It was my first time dealing with KJP Select Hardwoods and I’ll definitely be coming back for more balsa wood for my African Grey parrot.

Customer service was impeccable along with the speedy delivery.

Tim Fehr (Smithers, CA)
Very pleased

The balsa I ordered came quickly and looks great. There are a couple small cracks on each end but I can work around that.