Restoring a Canvas-Over-Wood Canoe

July 14, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Every once in a while we stumble across little gems like Dave Sartwell’s description of how to restore a canvas-over-wood canoe. Somehow it just doesn’t belong on eHOw.com, but it does make us want to grab a paddle and a cane rod. “The ribs that came out of the steam were so flexible you could have tied them in a knot. It is hard to believe that this once-stiff wood could be so malleable. We put them inside the canoe and flexed them in place.” In the Gloucester Daily Times.