Heirloom Builds: Cedar Strip Canoe

The cedar strip canoe build is an influential piece of the Saw & Mill Company story.

Back in 1994, my dad built his first cedar strip canoe. The canoe build in my parents workshop was a fond memory and one that stoked a fire to create. Heated by a small pot belly stove, the workshop was the quintessential spot for the canoe build. Over many months, my dad pieced together his canoe one strip at a time with knowledge he gained from books and the lore of his father's passed down knowledge. 

A Boat for Adventure:

The canoe my father built took us in the boundary waters of northern Minnesota, rivers of Wisconsin and our favorite fishing holes in Illinois. 


more to come...


Cutting Cedar Strips and Building the Frame

Sand Storm

First Coat