Unusual Wood

We have many reasons to enjoy the work we do with wood but our greatest enjoyment is to take a piece of wood and turn it into a beautiful, useful paddle or yoke.

Once in a while, Russell finds a log that will make a gorgeous paddle or yoke due to the grain, colouring or compressions which we call Tiger Stripes.  It is also exciting to use a type of wood that we have not experimented with before and see what it looks like when turned into a paddle or yoke.

 

Here are some of those Special paddles that are in stock right now.

 

We have several POPLAR paddles in stock. 

Poplar is the lightest of the woods with a golden colour.

It is also the lightest in weight and makes paddling fun and easy!

If you do a lot of paddling or are planing a long trip, try a Poplar paddle for its feather light feel!

Russell has used the same poplar paddle for years without any cracks or damage to it.

The Poplar paddles are priced the same as the birch paddles.

We have two 57" MAPLE beavertail paddles.

They have some birdseye and compression markings which make them beautiful and unique!

If you love the look of Maple then this is a paddle for you.

Sale Price                  $76.00 each

These BIRCH beavertail paddles have a real shimmer to them with a tiger stripe running through the whole paddle on both sides.

We very seldom see tiger striping to this degree. Russell gets quite excited when he finds a log like this!  The pictures don't show how beautiful they actually are.

We have one 60", one 57" and one 64" in stock.

Sale Price               $75.00 each

The cherry paddles on the left are slim ottertails. The top picture shows a 54", 57" and 60" ottertail paddles that measure 5" at the widest part of the blade. Our regular ottertails are 6" at the widest part of the blade.

The bottom picture shows a 57" slim  ottertail that is 4" at the widest part of the blade and two 60" slim ottertails.

The top one is 3.75" at the widest part of the blade with a 3" wide grip and the middle one is 4" at the widest part of the blade and has a 2.5" wide grip.

Sale Price: $85.00 each

This beautiful cherry paddle is 60" long with bark on the shaft. The paddle blade has a unique grain and a deep rose colour to it.

It is matched with this cherry paddle holder and makes a stunning wall display.

Sale Price: Paddle and holder $125.00

Paddle alone - $100.00.

The boards on the far left are varnished cherry with live edges (bark).  With laser graphics and text they make great plaques to recognize employees, award recipients or as gifts.  They are in various sizes but most are 12" x 15".      Sale Price      $30.00 each

 

The boards in the picture on the right are unfinished and of various wood types and sizes.  They make great bread boards (season with vegetable oil) and presentation boards.  Each one is unique! We have boards in ash, cherry and birch.  

Sale Price      $25.00 each   

 

 

Inquire about our paddle holders.  We use ash, cherry and birch woods and each holder is unique and beautiful.  A great way to keep your paddle out of harms way and a great gift idea!

Single holders      $25.00

Double holders     $40.00

Triple holders       $45.00

Four place holder $50.00

 

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