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wood suppliers?

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by peter, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. peter

    peter Curious about Wooden Canoes

    HI folks.
    I am new to this game. i thought i should ask this community. where should i look for the wood to restore my canoe? i need gunwale material as well as wood for my stem and decks. i live in south/central maine. im sure there is a lot out there but i dont know of them. i dont have all the tools to mill things myself so it would be nice to find wood that is close to the size that i will need. especially for the gunwales.
    thanks
     
  2. Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Peter,
    You don't mention who made your canoe but if it is an Old Town you should be able to get replacement parts from them. Good Luck, Denis
     
  3. Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Peter,
    After I replied the first time I recalled that you can get parts and materials from Rollin Thurlow also. He is in Maine too. D.
     
  4. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Take a look at our builder's directory at http://www.wcha.org/buildsupply/index.html - I expect many of the Maine builders (as well as NH or MA if you are near the border) will be willing to supply what you need.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    peter

    peter Curious about Wooden Canoes

    thanks

    thanks guys
    denis, sory for the vaiguness.
    i have a 17' skowhegan caonoe. i love the lines and shapes of this canoe, but it needs alot of work. it was covered in fiberglass and im almost dont getting all that off. now its time to get into stems, decks and gunwals. although I have never restored a canoe before i am handy and i usually have persistance and patience on my side when i take on a new endevor.
    thanks for your help!
    Pete
     
  6. Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Dan,
    Thanks for suggesting the builders and suppliers list. I remembered it after I went to bed but was snuggled in,: so didn't get back up to send a third note.
    :eek: Denis
     
  7. Element89

    Element89 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Peter,

    Your closest source of routine materials e.g. gunwhale stock, seats, spacers, thwarts, etc is Sandy Martin at Lincoln Canoe in Freeport. When you need canvas canoe specific materials there are a host of good sources in Maine listed in the directory.
     

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