Balsa Wood Bridge Tips?

Answer In physics classrooms across the country, students design and build balsa wood bridges each year. Using this lightweight wood, the goal is to create a bridge that can support as much weight as pos... Read More »

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The Best Balsa Wood Bridge Designs?

Whether you are designing your balsa bridge for a classroom project, a scout activity or as a team member for a local, regional or even national balsa bridge competition, the best balsa wood bridge... Read More »

How Much Weight Can a Balsa Wood Bridge Hold?

How much your balsa wood bridge can hold will depend entirely on the quality of the structure you build, its span and support system. However, the Notre Dame Regional Secondary School record for we... Read More »

How do I cut balsa wood?

Cutting Balsa WoodBalsa wood should be cut with the sharpest blade you can find because the duller the blade, the more crushing and splintering you will experience. Scalpels and razors at the end o... Read More »

Where does balsa wood come from?

Popular among woodworkers and model makers, balsa wood, Ochroma pyramidale, is native to the tropical climates of South America and is found throughout the continent. Balsa wood, also referred to a... Read More »