Deep Purple Passion Paddles
When Linda and I went to buy some wood a few years ago, she discovered a beautiful wood called Purple Heart and insisted I buy some for some new paddles. This wood, which comes from Mexico and South America, is very hard, but not as heavy as oak and ash.
It is a luscious color of purple--a little less pink and more purple than I was able to capture with my camera. As always, there has been no stain applied to the solid wood--just several coats of non-yellowing lacquer.