Sustainably Made in Canada
Our line of Artisan Painted Canoe Paddles are sustainably made of FCS certified cherry wood and are perfect for gracing your lake house or city loft walls; serving well as heritage design pieces for any interior space.
Each paddle is hand-carved and painted by a dedicated team of makers and artisans to ensure the highest quality craftsmanship.
What does FCS mean?
FSC stands for 'Forest Stewardship Council'; an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forestry. FSC certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home. So you can keep your life full of forest products while keeping our forests full of life.
FSC protects the rights of indigenous people to use the forest. If they have sacred sites in the forest these are exempt from felling. 6. FSC gives an assurance that future generations will be able to enjoy the benefits of the forest
A Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) accredited Forest Management certification from SGS assures buyers that timber has come from a forest which has been evaluated and certified as being managed according to the correct social, economic and environmental standards
About our paddle finishes
Each paddle is varnish finished in either a matte or polyurethane (high gloss) finish.
Usage: Décor only
Water-Ready (high gloss) Polyurethane Finish
Usage: Our water-ready paddles are varnish finished for greater durability and protection against the elements. While it is not recommended for the unforgiving demands of back-country canoe-tripping, they are great for deep-water touring around the lake.
Preventative Care Of Your Water-Ready Paddle
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when using a Water-Ready Painted Canoe Paddle that will greatly extend it’s life, and keep your paddle looking mint in and out of the water.
- Try to keep the banging against the gunwales to a minimum.
- Our water-ready paddles do not have rock guards on the tip of the blade. If you use the blade to push off of rocks & docks or any hard surface or shoreline for that matter, you will run the risk of damaging the blade which can result in chipping and further long-term damage. We suggest using the grip of the paddle for push off.
- Wipe down your paddle after each use to avoid minimal wear and tear.
- Over-Exposure To Sun: Although our finish has UV protection, it’s always good practice to keep your paddle out of direct sunlight when not in use. When you are done paddling, hang it up.