YouTube user mortdiver always wanted to make his own cedar strip canoe.
So he decided to “give it a whirl”.
It’s a 13′ solo canoe, and he’s interested in making a larger 16′ canoe in the near future. This one weighs about 50 pounds, though he’s never put it on a scale. Would you believe the construction took only a month?!
One amazed YouTube commenter said,
Thank You for sharing your craftsmanship. The belief that man can better mobilize himself across all obstacles is the true illustration. The art and love of labor you give is your own to enjoy, the achievement and completion, is now for us all. Thank you.
I think that just about sums up this spectacular cedar strip canoe! Here’s the video detailing his maiden voyage.