20th Anniversary Canoe North house folk school - points north auction item

This boat could be yours.

Built by Dan Strootman and friends to celebrate our 20th anniversary, you can bid on this canoe at the Flannel Formal during our Unplugged performance and fundraising event.

Details and photos of the build are below. To bid, attend our Flannel Formal or contact kbohlin@northhouse.org for information on proxy bidding.


  • Clear white cedar interior
  • Oak stems
  • Black walnut decks, thwarts, and keel
  • Hand-caned black walnut seats
  • Sitka spruce inwales
  • Mildew-resistant canvas
  • Brass tacks, keel screws, and stem bands
  • Silicon bronze screws and bolts
  • Pettit Flagship varnish (UV resistant)

Bending the ribs

Nailing the planking

Skinning and painting

Adding the details

The finished project

Thanks to everyone who helped with the build:

  • Dan Strootman
  • Jan Sheperd
  • Jim and Trisch Bielke
  • Tim and Sandy Eaton
  • Don Schuck
  • Dean Johnson
  • Jeanne Bourquin

Flannel Formal tickets and Unplugged information at www.northhouse.org/events/unplugged

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