|Project by RusticElements||posted 03-16-2008 07:08 PM||7278 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
This is a cedar strip canoe that my wife built and I helped. Well, that’s her story anyway ;). It took about 5 months, just weekends, 4 years ago. We get a lot of second looks when it’s on top of the truck.
My daughter was visiting and helped cut the planks from a single 18’ clear cedar 5/4 X 8 and then helped bead and cove all the planks. She stayed long enough to help build the frame mold and put on the first plank. The rest was my wife and I.
The planks (strips) are all cedar except 4 of mahogany for accent. The decks and outwales are ipe, the inwales are mahogany and the ash seats I purchased pre-caned. The bolts holding the seats are home made for a rustic look.
-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - RusticElementArt.com - SpaceAware.org - AnConn.com