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Wooden Canoe Chairs

Wooden Canoe Chair
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While we designed this chair to sit on the bottom of a canoe as a comfortable extra seat, many people tell us they keep it by the fireplace! The construction is extraordinary furniture quality. All dowels are both splined and pinned. The back can be removed and stored in the bottom, which will then stand like a suitcase. This precludes the possible breakage inherent in a folding chair, as well as allowing it to be used without the backrest in place.

It is finished with our special oil. Shown in cherry, it is also available in walnut and Birdseye maple.

Canoe Chair Folded Canoe Chair
Fixed Seat Rowing Rig
Fixed Seat Rowing Rig
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A reproduction of an item produced by Old Town Canoe Company for many years, but discontinued in the 1950's. The fixed seat rowing rig is used mostly in canoes, but also may be used in many rowing craft, to provide an ideal rowing position with a footrest. Canoes are actually one of the fastest and most enjoyable craft to row! The movable seat is placed in the most comfortable position on the platform for the rower's height and is held in place by their weight.

Patent Swivel Rowlocks or oar lock sockets, sold separately, are mounted on the gunwales. Our wide blade spoon oars are our recommendation for the best suited oars for canoes.

The unit is 7" H x 14" x 48" and is constructed of natural cane and spruce for lightness (about 6 lb). It is supplied unfinished only.

White Ash Canoe Seat
Cherry Canoe Seat
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Pictured are our standard canoe seats. They are made of the finest northern white ash (top), cherry (bottom), or mahogany (not shown) and are supplied varnished or unfinished. We also make seats for Grand Lakers which are longer, thicker and have a wider caned seat.

In addition we offer seats made of spruce which are especially nice for ultra light boats such as those designed by Tom Hill. They are a bit thicker than ash to make them equally strong, but each seat is approximately 3/4 lb. lighter.

canoe backrest seat Wood / canvas canoe backrest Go to Online Store
Pictured attached to our canoe seat is our hardwood and canvas backrest (right). If you've ever spent several hours sitting on a canoe seat, you know how much you'll appreciate this back rest. Its position is adjustable by re-rolling the canvas back.

 Whisp Seats

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We also make seats for Steve Redmond's Whisp. These seats are a bit beefier for the width of the boat and the caned area is wider. The mast partner is built into the bow seat (left). They are made of ash, and are supplied unfinished.

P.O. Box 213, 20 Water Street, Orono, Maine 04473 - Toll-Free: 800-240-4867 or 207-866-4867
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Shaw & Tenney of Orono, Maine - Hand Crafted Wooden Oars and Paddles since 1858