Makers Rendezvous: Canoe Coffee Table Workshop with Roger Foster
Join Roger Foster of Carlisle Canoe Co. for an in-depth workshop on coffee table canoe building.
Participants will produce a table of their own during the course's 7-hour runtime. Each table will be 20" x 35" and 15" high. The building process involves steam-bending seven ribs around a mold and attaching planking using "clinched" brass tacks. Instead of a thwart holding the curved hull in place there are 5 flat interlocking cherry and ash "paddle sections" attached to the gunnels which form the top of the table. The completed table is quite strong and will hold the weight of an adult, so that it can also be used as a unique bench for sitting.
All tools, materials and equipment will be provided. Finishing coats of varnish are to applied after the project is taken home.
The course will take place at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 14 during the 2019 Makers Rendezvous.