What's in this paddle?:
- Figured Bigleaf Maple: Native to the pacific northwest of the United States, Bigleaf Maple gets it's name unsurprisingly from it's large leaves measuring up to 12" in width. Bigleaf Maple is a variation of Soft Maple. It's the most common maple in the pacific northwest. This particular piece has some significant figure and shows some chatoyancy that's not normally seen in maple.
- Eastern Red Cedar: Also known as aromatic cedar, this tree grows in Eastern North America. While the heartwood tends to be a reddish or violet-brown, pale yellow sapwood can appear throughout the heartwood as streaks and stripes.
- Walnut: The walnut tree grows in Mid and Eastern United States and Canada. The heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Its color can also have a grey, purple, or reddish cast.