Building the Mattawa - a small tandem canoe

  • Advertise with us
Project by scott ernst posted 50 days ago 1178 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t help myself. I had just finished building myself a basswood solo canoe and it got my girlfriend so excited that she wanted her own cedar strip canoe. We decided to build her a Mattawa which is a design by John Winters. I wrote about building it on my woodworking blog if you are interested in checking it out.

-- Scott, NM

9 comments so far

View aussiedave's profile


2751 posts in 323 days

#1 posted 49 days ago

Great looking canoe, you have done an awesome job…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View Northwest29's profile


603 posts in 989 days

#2 posted 49 days ago

Very nice work! A canoe is on my bucket list -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

View GerardoArg1's profile


497 posts in 492 days

#3 posted 49 days ago

Beatiful job. love the canoa and kayak too. congratulations and enjoy!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work)

View Skylark53's profile


2531 posts in 1559 days

#4 posted 49 days ago

It looks terrific. I’ll check out your blog.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View HillbillyShooter's profile


3845 posts in 791 days

#5 posted 49 days ago

Great looking canoe and very informative blog.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View firefighterontheside's profile


1487 posts in 355 days

#6 posted 49 days ago

That’s a beautiful canoe.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

View steve_in_ohio's profile


857 posts in 109 days

#7 posted 49 days ago

what a beautiful canoe, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

View mcoyfrog's profile


2477 posts in 2093 days

#8 posted 49 days ago

WOW so cool, I really want to try one some day I just never seem to get myself motivated

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View Ron10's profile


24 posts in 198 days

#9 posted 49 days ago

Great job. I checked out your blog and enjoyed the progress pictures you posted. I once went deep sea fishing and the Captain had built the boat we were on with his daughter who had an entire scrapbook detailing their progress. I remember spending more time with them explaining the different steps they had gone through than I did fishing.


Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase