Cedar Boat Works

Handmade Cedar SUP Paddles, Boards and DIY Kits

These custom, hand-built cedar SUP boards, paddles and DIY kits are the ultimate blend of style and function

$8,365 raised

of $5,000 goal

167% Funded!
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Oct 25 2014
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Cedar Boat Works is a Portland, OR based Stand-Up Paddleboard builder. For about two years, we’ve been focused on designing and perfecting a line of cedar paddles and boards. We build them by hand out of a small workshop in NW Portland. We’re ready to start offering our beautiful wood paddles and boards to a wider audience of SUP enthusiasts, and we’d love to do it at prices that make them accessible to everyone. In order to do that, we need to upgrade our production facilities, which will allow us to produce everything in-house, right here in Portland, at a cost that keeps our products affordable. So we’re looking for your support.

For the Crowd Supply campaign we’re featuring our custom paddles, both as kits and as finished pieces. We also have some special packages featuring our regular stand up paddle board and our yoga board. Although we’ve been selling these in limited quantity already, we’re able to offer them at a discount now, thanks to the projected cost reduction when we build our new workshop. Take a look through the rewards list for details and options.

This is a special opportunity for those already familiar with SUP, and those ready to try something new, to get a first look at some truly beautiful, customizable boards and paddles that stand apart from anything else that’s out there.

What Makes SUP So Great?

If you’re not familiar with stand-up paddle boarding (or SUP, as it is known by fans), this is a great opportunity to give it a try. Stand up paddle boarding has become tremendously popular over the past few years. It’s great exercise, a lot of fun and a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Here are just a few of the many reasons that SUP has become one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the world.

Stand up paddle boarding is incredibly versatile. You can do it on lakes, rivers, coastlines and even pools. It’s a sport that is easy to learn and anyone with access to water can get started.

Variety of styles
There are all sorts different ways to enjoy paddle-boarding. Some participate in racing, surfing, river runs and yoga, while others prefer to keep things simple and just enjoy a nice relaxing cruise in the sun.

{sup-yoga-2} Great Low Impact Sport
People of all ages are enjoying SUP because it is fun and relaxing, and also provides a low-impact cardio workout that builds and stretches the core, arms, back and legs, without all the pounding and strain of other exercise routines.

Great Group and Family Activity
People are always looking for new ways to have fun with the entire family or with a good group of friends. Stand up Paddle is perfect for that. It’s great for vacations or weekend outings. There are always new clubs sprouting up getting people together for group rides races and yoga classes.

What makes your boards and paddles special?
The boards and paddles are made of all Western Red Cedar construction, making the them beautiful and lightweight, but also strong and durable. Each paddle and board is The kits are engineered to be assembled easily by anyone with some basic tools, and customized to fit each individual.

Premiums & Pledge Levels

Each paddle kit comes with everything you need to for DIY assembly: light and dark cedar wood, fiberglass, epoxy, playDoh, guides and templates, as well as a step by step manual. Finished paddles come ready to use out of the box. Customized paddles backers will get a paddle or SUP with specialty wood or their own chosen inlays under the fiberglass.

Support Cedar Boat Works ($5)

We are very grateful for your support!

Cedar Boat Works Flask ($35)

Receive an 8oz flask with the Cedar Boat Works logo on it.

SUP Paddle - Early Bird (\$75-\$240)

This is our early bird special, limited to the first 25 backers. Choose between the following SUP paddle options:

  1. SUP Paddle Kit for those hands-on type.
  2. Finished SUP Paddle for those wanting to get on the water right away.
  3. Custom SUP Paddle for those looking for something extra special.

SUP Paddle (\$89-\$270)

For those who missed the early bird, we still offer the SUP paddle in the following 3 ways, for a great price:

  1. SUP Paddle Kit for those hands-on type. The instructions can be found here.
  2. Finished SUP Paddle for those wanting to get on the water right away.
  3. Custom SUP Paddle for those looking for something extra special.

Canoe Paddle it - Set of 2 ($139)

Some people like to sit down when on the water, and we get that. Take home our Canoe Paddle Kit, which contains two paddles for your next canoe adventure. The canoe paddle kits are shorter and have a narrower blade.

Class Kit ($650)

The Classroom kit is great for those who want to teach a class, or get together with a group to make your SUP paddles. This package includes 1 instructor set with instructions and 10 additional SUP paddle kits. Plus, instructor support by the Cedar Boat Works team.

SUP and Paddle (\$900-\$1,900)

What’s a paddle without a board?! For those in need of a SUP board, we offer our SUP Paddle + Board combo, as a kit or shipped finished and ready to use. A truly one of a kind SUP!

Yoga SUP and Paddle (\$900-\$1,900)

This board has been designed to be a great flat water paddle board as well as one of the most stunning SUP Yoga platforms available. We have been working with several SUP Yoga enthusiasts to design a board with has the touches that are important. The Boards is 11 feet 6 inches long, 32 inches wide, 3 1/3 thick with a 2 1/2 inch rocker on both ends.

  1. Beautiful all wood construction
  2. Light weight
  3. Built in carrying handle
  4. Textured (gritty) clear non-skid surface on the standing area

Estate Package ($9,400)

Enjoy 5 custom SUP Paddles + Boards for those wanting a fleet of custom hand-made cedar SUP boards.

Here are some reasons our paddles really stand out:
What are the benefits of using a kit, vs. buying a completed version?

There are two main benefits of building a board or paddle yourself. The cost is significantly less, and you get to be proud of building your own, custom work of art.

On the other hand, buying a finished paddle or board is fast and easy, and you can get out on the water the same day it arrives.

As you can see, we’re incredibly proud of our work. Our boards and paddles are not only well-designed and affordable, but also works of art that you can be proud to show off both on the water and on your wall.

We hope you’ll support our campaign and help us make these beautiful paddles and boards accessible to people all over the world!

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Produced by Cedar Boat Works in Portland, OR.

Sold and shipped by Crowd Supply.

SUP Paddle Kit

$89 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Canoe Paddle Kit - set of 2

$139 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Finished Paddle - Early Bird

$240 $8 US Shipping / Not Available Outside US

Class Kit

$650 Free US Shipping / Not Available Outside US

Yoga SUP and Paddle

$900 Free US Shipping / Not Available Outside US

Estate Package

$9,400 Free US Shipping / Not Available Outside US

Cedar Boat Works Flask

$35 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

SUP and Paddle

$900 Free US Shipping / Not Available Outside US

Support Cedar Boat Works


SUP Paddle - Early Bird

$75 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

About the Team

Cedar Boat Works

Portland, OR  ·   cedarboatworks.com

Cedar strip stand-up paddle boards and paddles that are durable, practical, and beautiful.

Don Hollerich

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