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Birch Bark Restoration

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft' started by Don Fleischut, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Don Fleischut

    Don Fleischut Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I have just received a birch bark canoe in the shop I have a million questions, however it is best that I start by finding the right book. Can you recommend a publication or book on just how they were built.
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America by Adney and Chapelle is required reading. Do not pass go until you have this book. Building the Birchbark Canoe: The Algonquin Wabnaki Tciman (or something like that) by David Gidmark may be the best of the currently available how-to books.

    Even better may be to contact member builders directly, like Steve Cayard or Ferdy Goode. Ted Behne has bee doing a lot to promote bark canoes and would be a good fellow to contact as well.


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