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Frequently Asked Questions...

What type of wood is the most appropriated to build wood toys for kids?

You know, something cheap but resistant and etc...

Best Answer...


balsa wood is a very soft, light wood and inexpensive compared to other woods. It's usually used for small projects (models, carvings ...) and it can be hard to find larger pieces. If there is a hobby shop near you that may be the best place to find it locally. Most lumber stores don't carry it. You can get it a cheap price from the dollar store. You can also make a plane out of balsa wood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk03X7bht0A

how to make balsa wood plane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iA_5aPMdxQ&feature=related
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