What's in this paddle?
- Big Leaf Maple: This tree is native to the Pacific Northwest. It has the distinction of having the largest leaf of the Maples, which can reach up to 15" in diameter. The tree can produce many different types of figure, including quilted (tubular, popcorn, & cloud), curly (fiddleback, broken, & basketweave), and burl.
- 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.
- Purpleheart: This tree grows in Mexico down to tropical South America. When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish on the wood.