If you don't have five paddles to hang, remove the back-left and back-right paddle slots from the sample version to create
a three-paddle hanger. The bowed front will have a smaller
radius accordingly. Simply position the slot for the
center paddle 5/8" closer to the front so it can
overlap the blades of the two rear paddles. A paddle
hanger that holds six or more paddles can be made in
the same fashion, but the curved display gives way to
a staggered linear formation, again, with a 5/8"
separation in depth front to back.
The backboard - which attaches to the wall - provides
room for creative licence. I cut the backboard in the
shape of a canoe, but carvers might want to leave it
rectangular and work a suitable scene into it.
However, the true beauty of this hanger lies in its
layered-paddle presentation. A gentle bow in the front
of the paddle support creates the depth required to
store three rows of paddles - two in the back, two in
the middle and one in the front.