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cores: foam vs wood?

Honey comb is used in very high performance yachts and in non-structural panels. The new closed cell foams are an excellent building material with tremendous durability. Balsa core when properly installed and used with materials like vinylester resin is about as good as it gets on most counts. Think of end grain balsa as being a miniature honey comb made of an incredibly light and stiff composite.


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