Paulownia skins, are thin boards used for the construction of wooden surfboards. The unique characteristics of this sustainably sourced timber - flexible, lightweight and the fact that it doesn’t absorb water once shaped and oiled - make it ideal for surfboard construction.

Boards are offered either rough sawn or planed finished.

The main characteristics of a Paulownia surfboard skin are:

•   A sustainable source
•   Fine and soft grain: Admits paints, varnishes and lacquers very well.
•   Resistant: Good resistance to moisture and putrefaction.
•   Extremely light: The “aluminium” of the woods. 260 kg/m3.
•   Practically knot-free making the timbers easier to work with.

The standard thickness of planed Paulownia for wooden surfboards is 5mm. Variations +1 or -1mm are available through enquiry.

The standard thickness of rough sawn Paulownia timber for wooden surfboards is 7-8mm.

At ECHO, our aim is to create group orders to keep our prices and carbon footprint as low as possible. Please get in touch to let us know your requirements and we can add you to our next group/ bulk order.

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