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custom canoe paddles and kits

October 10, 2016

Some examples of the paddles that can be made from a quietwater kit. Standard kit paddle is shown third from left.

paddles and paddle kits from quietwater paddles

quietwater build to order paddles and offers kits containing the wood and tools needed to make two bent shaft laminated wood canoe paddles.

The default kit, now available in our online store, is a great starting point for the first time paddle maker. In addition to the vertical grain, clear, western red cedar you'll find in the kit, quietwater also has a wide range of choices when it comes to wood types for the shaft and blade of your next paddle. Walnut and redwood are available if you want to upgrade a bit and add a different look to your paddle(s). Handles are also available in a wide range of wood species, styles and combinations. .

Custom paddles

We are big fans of doing things yourself. It's a great feeling to get out on the water and use a paddle you made yourself. At the same time, we also recognize that sometimes gifts are the idea and not projects. So if a completed paddle is what you want, then a completed paddle is what we can do. This is a custom step and takes a few rounds of email and phone calls. But the end result is a long package with a completed paddle in it instead of the raw pieces.

We also offer custom pieces for paddle making. Different wood types for both shaft and blade, wider blade widths, and coloring the wood pieces are some of the custom options we offer.