Goose River Guide Canoes
My canoes are 17 feet long, 34 1/2 inches max beam, 12 inches tall amidships and 21 inches tall in the ends. They weigh in at around 80 lbs. These are guide canoes influenced by the designs of B. N. Morris, E. M. White, Joe Seliga and Old Town. They are stable, fast and can carry a good amount of weight.
I use locally sourced cedar, ash and maple, quality copper and bronze fasteners, and American made cotton duck. My finishes (paints and varnishes) are all from Epifanes.
These are hand-crafted, high quality boats that have great looks and outstanding performance characteristics.
Hanging wall cabinet. Ash carcase; Maple floating panels (back) door and drawer; Walnut knobs and through tenon wedges; Shellac. I like to think of this as Piet Mondrian meets the Shakers.
Porch table and benches. Maple breadboard tops; Ash aprons and legs; Spar Varnish. A nice, casual table for supper.
Adirondack chairs and bench. Ash frames, Spar varnish;Cedar touch surfaces, Linseed oil; Silicon bronze fasteners. Nice by the porch fire in winter, out on the back deck in summer.
Hallway mirror and table. Walnut; Danish Oil. The mirror was a joinery exercise (dovetail and mortise and tenon.) The table came later, to finish filling the little dead-end space.