"In a society where everything seems to be disposable, it's awesome building something that will never go out of style or need replacing. Using your handcrafted paddle board promises simple joy and happiness for a lifetime."
"The beauty of a Sliver Paddleboard makes it easy to forget you're paddling the most environmentally responsible paddle board on the market.”
The internal framework is covered with a 4-6mm outer cedar skin. This torsion box construction is used extensively in the aerospace industry where strength to weight ratios are critical. The board is shaped by hand and sealed with fibreglass and epoxy.
Our hollow cedar boards are designed with the aid of the latest computer modeling software. This allows us to balance the weight, strength, and volume of every board. The model is used by our CNC machine to cut the internal framework that replaces the standard foam core.
"Everything has arrived and looks great ! Can't wait to get started !
— Alexander D.
"Just finished up the board and it works excellent!"
— Adam S.
“It paddles really well and it catches waves really well. Thank-you!!”
— Mel C.
“She loves it, and so does everyone else that has seen it. As I was carrying the board to the surf, a couple stopped me to admire the board.”
— Guy M.
"Clayton is extremely helpful and goes the extra mile to ensure his customers are taken care of. Very quick service and communication! A+++"
— John S.
"Love the effort. A true craftsman. Looks awesome.”
— Dan M.
Why choose a Sliver SUP Kit over our competitor's kits?
When I decided to build my first wood paddle board I was not satisfied with the SUP kits already available. There were kits with solid rails & boxy shapes or plywood kits with hard chines. Solid rails are both HEAVY and require the builder to know how to properly shape the board's rails. Hard chines simply do not exist on paddle boards other than on Plywood kits.
Sliver's Paddleboard kits use the "strip & feather" method of construction allowing us to exactly copy the shape of the industries best foam boards. This same building style is shared by many of the world's best wooden surfboard builders. Our wooden paddle boards are lightweight, easy to shape, and perform as well in the water as they do on the beach!
What makes your wood paddleboards special?
Our hollow wood stand-up paddle board kits have timeless style, are made from the highest quality materials, and most importantly are exceptionally fun to paddle. I believe that one of the best ways to live sustainably is to own very few, very high quality things that bring happiness every time you use them.
Are wooden boards fragile or easily damaged?
Wooden paddle boards are less prone to damage from normal use than foam boards. Wood has a higher density and bonds relentlessly with epoxy. Damage from even large hits is usually localized to the area of impact. Repairs are both simple and usually invisible.
Are your boards really better for the environment?
Our Boards contain ZERO petroleum foam, use 70 percent less fibreglass, and produce almost no VOC's. The cedar trees have actually absorbed more harmful carbon while they were growing then is consumed during their construction. This is a measurable improvement of 300-400 times!
How much heavier is a wood board than a comparable foam board?
The final weight is usually ten percent heavier. 2-3 lbs. Our goal has never been to build the lightest board possible since the weight of the board is only felt carrying the board to the water.
It takes about 4 weeks to handcraft a wood paddleboard. In comparison It takes about 2 hours for a factory to build a foam board. 4 weeks isn’t very long to wait for something that could bring you happiness for a lifetime.
Build with our CNC kits & plans or contact me to discuss building you a custom board.