Exotic Woods

Part of the uniqueness of EMF Toys is our love for each type of wood. When we started building paddles years ago we quickly fell in love with the ones listed below, each for a different reason. Our huge selection means you can own a handcrafted, unique piece that speaks to your style like no other.


bloodwood

Bloodwood

Bloodwood is also known as Satine. It is an incredibly hard and dense wood from South America. Its beautiful red hues make this one of our favorite woods to use, even though it is so darn hard to work.

bubinga or Kevazingo

Bubinga

Bubinga also goes by the name another colorful name, Kevazingo. It is a strong, beautiful African hardwood that somewhat resembles Rosewood. This wood has a great "personality" as each piece is distinct.

canarywood

Canarywood

Start with a subtle yellow hue and add varied natural stripes and this South American hardwood presents you with a "striking" paddle that will be as unique as you are.

Cherrywood

Cherry

The subtle reddish hue gives way over time to some of the most gorgeous red wood you will ever see. People have been copying the color with stains for 200 years and still cannot match the beauty of this classy wood.

cocobolo

Cocobolo

This Central American hardwood is highly prized for its uniquely heavy, dense feel and huge range of colors. Expensive but worth every penny. Grab this one and feel the warmth of the wood.

katalox

Katalox

This incredibly strong wood is dark and beautiful. One of the hardest and stiffest woods available, it makes a paddle like none other. Pair this with a Canarywood paddle for a unique pair that provides a wildly different scene.

mahogany

Mahogany

Treasured since ancient times Mahogany produces a very hard and very versatile paddle. The striking grain pattern makes each a unique piece.

oak

Oak

We use Red Oak for its incredible beauty and strength. We choose pieces with great grain structure and create paddles with lasting appeal.

Padauk

Padauk

Moderately heavy and stiff this absolutely gorgeous wood makes a great mid weight paddle, not too thuddy and not to stingy. A fan favorite!

purpleheart

Purpleheart

A beautiful wood with a purple hue that is super strong. This means you get a paddle with the perfect color and an almost unbreakable attitude.

Rosewood

Rosewood

A true EXOTIC Amazonian hardwood that is almost as dense as Cocobolo and has a grain look like none other. Hard to come by, grab this one when you can.

walnut

Walnut

Walnut has been a favorite of woodworkers for generations. The ability to hold  its beauty for years is coupled by a solid hard wood with great "thwakability"!

wenge

Wenge

A great replacement for Ebony, this one of our favorites due to its excellent hardness AND stiffness - All good things that make a GREAT paddle.

zebrawood

Zebrawood

Bold striking lines highlight this African wood. Its strong stiff nature makes for beautiful paddles that no one forgets.

bamboo

Bamboo

Bamboo is a unique hard wood that looks unlike any other type. It is hard and stingy all in one. Delivers a fierce burn!