CEDAR PAIPOS, ITAGO, AND ALAIA
We take pride in the quality of our handcrafted traditional Paipo boards, Handplanes, solid Walnut Skateboards and we know you will too.
Our handmade wooden Paipo boards are made from reclaimed cedar and hemlock that dates as far back as the 1790′s. We love working with old growth reclaimed wood from the Ottawa valley, not just for its sustainability, but for the tight deep coloured grain and rich patina. Each piece has a rich history that’s so important to us. We take time in selecting the absolute best pieces of lumber for our solid cedar wood Paipo, Itago and Alaia boards. Each piece of cedar is hand picked based on the quality, tightness of grain and overall colour. Our alternative surf - Paipo, Itago and Alaia boards are finished with 6 coats of Boiled Linseed Oil and Turpentine.
Since each Paipo, Handplane or Walnut Skateboard is handcrafted, the wood grain will always var from piece to piece. No two pieces are ever alike.
Handcrafted Cedar Paipos
Our Paipo, Itago and Alaia boards are always handcrafted, using only the finest materials available to us. Our reclaimed Eastern White Cedar and Eastern Hemlock is always sourced locally to us in the Ottawa Valley. Most often, our materials have been sourced from century old buildings, located in the Ottawa area.
Both Eastern White Cedar and Eastern Hemlock are very rot resistant and will stand up to hours and hours of ocean use. Our Paipo, Itago and Alaiar boards and Handplanes need very little care, and are ready for use right out of the box.