|SURFBOARD CUSTOM WOOD KITS!
|Lightweight and Strong Wood for Surfboards!
Wood Surfboard Supply now offers pre packaged kits of premium paulownia and balsa
Paulownia planks can be sawed into strips by the builder and used for decking. Our paulownia is just slightly heavier than balsa but much stronger.
It is very clear with few knots but each plank has exceptional grain personality. Each plank is 8' long, 6" wide, and 1 1/8" thick (4.5 board feet).
The balsa sticks measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 36" each and are sawed into strips by the builder to laminate the surfboard rails. These sticks are strong,
and have very nice color. The actual weight varies from stick-to-stick but even the heaviest sticks are lighter than any other wood.
|Why use Paulownia and Balsa?
|The picture below says it all. A 7'8" Chameleon built with paulownia decking and balsa strip rails weighs just 12.8 lbs. (5.8 kg.) This board
is built to last with inside glassing, two layers of glass on the deck and one on the bottom, and wood thruster fins glassed on.
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|1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 36" Balsa Sticks
Use for blocks or saw into strips to laminate rails
|1 1/8" x 6" x 96" Paulownia Planks
Saw into strips for decking or to laminate rails