Building the Mattawa - a small tandem canoe

  • Advertise with us
Project by scott ernst posted 02-26-2014 05:11 AM 2939 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t help myself. I had just finished building myself a basswood solo canoe and it got my girlfriend so excited that she wanted her own cedar strip canoe. We decided to build her a Mattawa which is a design by John Winters. I wrote about building it on my woodworking blog if you are interested in checking it out.

-- Scott, NM

9 comments so far

View aussiedave's profile


3114 posts in 2674 days

#1 posted 02-26-2014 09:11 AM

Great looking canoe, you have done an awesome job…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

View Northwest29's profile


1703 posts in 3340 days

#2 posted 02-26-2014 09:13 AM

Very nice work! A canoe is on my bucket list -

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

View GerardoArg1's profile


1014 posts in 2843 days

#3 posted 02-26-2014 12:59 PM

Beatiful job. love the canoa and kayak too. congratulations and enjoy!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

View Skylark53's profile


2816 posts in 3910 days

#4 posted 02-26-2014 01:09 PM

It looks terrific. I’ll check out your blog.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 3142 days

#5 posted 02-26-2014 02:20 PM

Great looking canoe and very informative blog.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View firefighterontheside's profile


21182 posts in 2706 days

#6 posted 02-26-2014 03:20 PM

That’s a beautiful canoe.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

View steve_in_ohio's profile


1195 posts in 2460 days

#7 posted 02-26-2014 03:31 PM

what a beautiful canoe, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

View mcoyfrog's profile


4757 posts in 4444 days

#8 posted 02-26-2014 08:15 PM

WOW so cool, I really want to try one some day I just never seem to get myself motivated

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View Ron10's profile


31 posts in 2549 days

#9 posted 02-27-2014 01:57 AM

Great job. I checked out your blog and enjoyed the progress pictures you posted. I once went deep sea fishing and the Captain had built the boat we were on with his daughter who had an entire scrapbook detailing their progress. I remember spending more time with them explaining the different steps they had gone through than I did fishing.


Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics