How to Build a Balsa Wood Tower

1.Cut balsa pieces according to chart. Use X-acto knife. Be sure to be precise. Label each piece as you cut it, according to the chart.
Type #Needed
Length
Total
A 16
3″
48″
B
16
2.5″
40″
C
8
4″
32″
D
8
2″
16″
E
4
3″
12″
Piece 1) Cut all C’s and 2 D’s
Piece 2) Cut all 12 A’s
Piece 3) Cut 4 A’s, all E’s, and 6 D’s
Piece 4) Cut 14 B’s
Piece 5) Cut 2 B’s
2.Miter edges of each A piece. Lay four pieces together to create an even 3×3 square.
3.Glue all A pieces together, to form 4 mitered squares. Allow to dry.
4.Glue all four E pieces to each corner of one A square. It […]