Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Canoe Sculpture

The latest project to come out of my shop is an cedar canoe frame for a nice family who have a place in Canmore. This boat is similar to my ultralight canoe, but shortened to 8' so it can fit better on a wall or over a pool table.

It's built mostly out of a nice unique piece of western red cedar. This tree produced lighter colour wood for about 20 years before going back to the normal dark red cedar colour. This left the board with a stripe running down the middle that I was able to incorporate into the inwales, floorboards and lamps. The rest of the boat is the usual hodge podge of yellow cedar, mountain ash, yellow cedar and fir.

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