Wondering how you’re going to keep busy on cold, windy evenings all winter long?

Reflections On The Outdoors Naturally has linked to a very cool forum post at the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association forums in which Kathryn Klos has posted scanned pages from a 1936 edition of Homecraft magazine detailing how to build your own wooden frame canoe!

I’ve only browsed through the 13 pages (over 3 issues) of instructions, but it looks pretty straight forward. Time consuming, but straight forward 😉

Here is the entire article:

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That WCHA forum led me to another link, this time to Google’s Book project and a 1938 Popular Mechanics edition which also lays out a step-by-step how-to for a wood-framed canvas canoe. The two sets of instructions look pretty similar, but I’d read both before starting off on any building projects.

how-to-build-a-canoeWhile I still haven’t built that Kayak Balance Stool I posted about a few weeks back, this how-to has got me wondering how much wood I have left over from my roofing project earlier this summer…

I mean, they make it look so easy! I wonder what the cost is on a DIY project like this? Anyone built their own canoe out there?


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[…] case you missed it, I posted last week about some 1930’s-era how-to-build-your-own-wood-frame-canvas-canoe articles from Popular Mechanics magazine, with pretty detailed instructions and pictures (yes, black and […]