Plywood and Balsa Sheets

Plywood and Balsa Sheets

Plywood and balsa wood sheets are used in fin construction and other applications in model rocketry.  Generally speaking, lightweight balsa wood is best for low power rockets, but plywood is better for mid power rockets, where flight stress and landing force are both higher.

  • Rocketry Works Balsa Sheet 12 " x 6 " Rocketry Works Balsa Sheet 12 " x 6 "

    Midwest Products

    6 x 12 inch Balsa Sheet

    $1.49
    Lightweight balsa sheet is ideal for making fins, centering rings, and other structural parts in model rockets.  It's easy to cut with a hobby knife, and its strength can be augmented with sanding sealer or thin CA glue. For optimal strength, always...
    MWP - 6x12 BALSA
    $1.49
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    Craft Plywood with manufacturer tag Craft Plywood back view

    Midwest Products

    6 x 12 inch Craft Plywood

    $1.75
    Craft plywood is a rougher finish than birch plywood--less expensive and perfect for early TARC builds when finish isn't essential.  The plywood consists of 3 layers of wood. 1/8 inch thick is typical for mid power rockets seen in TARC and other...
    MWP - 6x12 CPW
    $1.75