Basswood is a good alternative to balsa to use as fins for model rockets.
A domestic wood cut in Northern Michigan and Wisconsin, basswood is desired because of its economy, workability and finishing qualities. Its close, tight homogeneous grain structure makes it ideal for a wide variety of hobby and craft and projects. It is smoother and easier to finish than balsa.
Thin basswood may be cut with a hobby knife; thicker basswood, such as these 3/16-inch thick sheets, may require a saw for cutting.
This is a package of two (2) sheets of basswood. Each sheet is 24-inches long, 3 inches wide, and 0.1875 inches thick.