What's in this paddle?:
- Soft Maple: A popular, fast growing decorative tree that grows in Eastern USA and Canada. The term “Soft Maple” does not refer to any specific species of maple, but rather, it’s a broad term which includes several different species of maple. Soft maple is only slightly softer than hard, sugar maple.
- Poplar: The Poplar tree grows in Eastern USA & Canada. The heartwood is light cream to yellowish brown, with occasional streaks of gray or green.
- Butternut: Also known as white walnut, the butternut tree grows mostly in the central and eastern United States. It is a cousin of Black Walnut, but is softer and lighter. Its heartwood is usually a light to medium tan, sometimes with a reddish tint. Butternut is highly rot resistant.
- Red Oak: Arguably the most popular hardwood in the United States, this tree grows in Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. The heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with a reddish cast.
- White Oak: The white oak tree grows in Eastern United States. The heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast. Oak is regarded as one of the most beautiful woods to work with because of its grain pattern and character.
- 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.