We thrive on versatility and unique designs. While our penchant is for functional water paddles, we have also created many display paddles for a broad range of uses, including home/business décor, wedding guest books, and even military decorated displays. We've done paddles in many lengths and blades of several shapes and widths. We've made solid paddles constructed of a single piece of lumber, and we've done laminated paddles with as many as 20 different species. In total, we've used over 60 different wood types, ranging from commonly used domestic species like ash, cedar, walnut, and maple, to less commonly used exotic species such as cocobolo, lignum vitae, bubinga, and zebrawood. None of this information is meant as a limitation, however, so get creative and work us through what you're thinking! If you need some inspiration on designs, check out our archives with pictures of designs we've done in the past!
With custom canoe and kayak paddle orders, we can create a blueprint during the initial stages of the process to help you individualize the design to the best of your liking.
Add on options include: -fiberglass -tip protection -inlays -basic wood burning Finishing Process: There are exactly one million and one ways to finish a paddle and everyone has an opinion of the BEST way. We're flexible and we're willing to work with you on your finishing preference. Our typical method of finishing is to use a combination of non-blush epoxy, UV resistant spar varnish, and wax. This method maximizes the weight x strength x durability ratio, while producing a beautiful high gloss finish. We can also create a more natural looking finish if that is your preference.
Personalize your paddle with our wood burning and engraving services . . .
Custom orders start at $200 and the normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks.