learning the craft- Build your own canoe

Make the dream happen, say YES, you will not regret the experience; we love to teach & share our knowledge.  Come make some memories.

You simply pick the canoe you would like to build, come to our shop, and build it with as much or as little help from us as needed.

Workshops begin by steam bending the ribs around the canoe form.  From there the hull will then be built, plank by plank, tack by tack, shaving by shaving.  When finished, the canoe is lifted off the form, canvassed, and filled.  Thwarts, seats, and gunwales will be made and installed. 

Because the canvas filler requires a 4 week curing period before painting, you will bring your canoe home for the final steps of painting and varnishing.

Each student should be committed to work a full day of enjoyable hours and have the ability to follow basic direction. Pricing includes 9 days of instruction and all materials required. To sign up for a class please contact us for more information.

No experience in boat building is necessary.  

After finishing His canoe at home, Mr. Chris boots was thrilled to get his canoe on the water.

After finishing His canoe at home, Mr. Chris boots was thrilled to get his canoe on the water.

CLASS PRICE: $5800

DATES FOR 2016: October 15 - 23

Dates for 2017: March 11 - 19