Custom 96″ for a boat house

Tom of Chandler TX had me build a 96″ dark stained canoe with white pine toe rails, seats, thwarts and deck caps. He asked for the narrow light deck with out the lights or the holes for the lights so he could have his own pendant lights installed. Thanks for the photo Tom, looks like a beautiful spot you have there.

72″ dark with Tulip wood for finish parts

For many years I used Tulip wood, which is a local name for Poplar, that is cut off my property. I made all the finish parts, which would be the toe rails, seats, thwarts and deck caps out of it. It is a rich mixture of colors, clear wood. The trees themselves grow huge for in RI and are very clear wood. I offered it as an option up until a couple years ago. So I built a 72″ American dark stain with the tulip wood parts. I am very pleased with it.

Nice job on the 72″ canoe

Jim Allen says: Ray, I don’t know if I ever sent you a photo of my canoe in place in my new summer house.  Here it is.  It has been without a doubt the most commented, liked feature by everyone who has seen the house or seen photos of it.  It really makes the room That is the 6’ model I built from your kit.  The lake house is on Seneca Lake in western NY.  I embellished the kit ever so slightly by adding an extra red cedar strip near the sheer and making the thwarts out of ash – which is what I think a full sized canoe would use. 

Gorgeous 40″ Lobster boat from the kit.

Joe Klein from Hilton Head, SC sent me a finished picture of his 40″ lobster boat. Beautiful color combination. He is getting ready to do sea trials soon. Can’t wait to see the action! He has scratch built other RC boats as well and mentioned: Great kit!  Had a lot of fun building it.  Can’t wait to start sea trials….Joe Klein, HHI, SC Thanks for the photos Joe!

Beautiful 42″ strip kayak

Allen Wood from San Fransisco, CA did an excellent job of finishing out the 42″ strip kayak kit, mounted on one the small wave stand. Allen has a long list of impressive credits to his name, as his website shows. Now he can add another one. Thanks Allen for nice pictures and craftsmanship!