Wooden Canoe Chairs
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.
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
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.
our standard canoe seats. They are made of the finest northern
white ash (top),
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.
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
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.