Bubinga Turning Squares/Urn Blanks

Guibourtia tessmannii

This is one of the lightest density commercial wood at 8-12 lbs per cubic foot. Most Balsa comes from Ecuador and at the age of 6 years may be 50-60 feet high with a diameter of 24-30 inches. It is usually harvested at around 7 years of age. Used for novelties, model airplanes, floats, surfboards, break-away furniture and interior filler for certain electric guitars. And remember that Thor Heyerdahl's raft Kon-Tiki was made from Balsa logs and carried him 5000 miles from South American to the Tuamotu Islands.

Item Number: W40646

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A 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 15"
B 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 15 1/8"