I had numerous requests for a short length kayak light, so I finally made one for Denise in Barrington, NH, to light up their lakeside home. It is exactly like the 94″ version, scaled down. The advantage of this light over the other is shipping cost when completed. Very pleased with how it came out. Should have the kit available soon.
Geoffrey Stark of Las Vegas did a great job on a 24″ canoe kit. He stained it a pecan color and bought the extra red cedar strips for the bottom.
I built this canoe with a big fan for Myra and Tom, from Contoocook,NH for their beautiful porch overlooking Rolfe Pond. Morgan Exteriors from Hookset, NH did the renovations and installation of the light and fan. Came out very nice.
I have been building most of the 96″ Chandeliers with the 7″ LED lights, pine strips with the pecan stain. I also found a supplier of #2 brass screws which add a nice touch and more durability to the canoe. This one is going to Canada, lake side house.
Hi Ray, I bought the book, forms and caning from you. The rest I have done myself. The pine came out of rippings from a large project we did recently and the mahogany was salvaged from a job years ago. Robin lives in Peterborugh, Ontario, Canada
Geoffrey Stark from Las Vegas, Nevada has done a phenomenal job on putting a 24″ canoe kit together using many of his own techniques.
Mike and Linda located in NH, are building the coolest of bars. Mike had me build the deep stitch and glue canoe, finished out in pine rails, seats and thwarts. He had a glass shelf cut and fitted. The rest of room is just as awesome. Thanks for the photo Mike!
Dale Balmer of Midland City, Alabama, finished out a kit and did a superb job! He added his own touches. I asked Dale how he got the finish and he said he applied the epoxy and cloth, then ended up sanding it out with 220 and applying oil based polyurethane, and sanding it out with 400 grit between coats. Four coats of poly total. It is a beauty, thanks for the photos Dale!
Peter has made great use of his stay in time, turning out a very nice kayak chandelier from our kit. Peter also has a post on here showing off his 42″ kayak he built. Thanks as always for the pictures and inspiration. Peter said in his email: Hey Ray, everything may be closed here, but my bar is all lit up. Really proud of this one! Hope all is well, Peter.