"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!

24.9.13

Building a Wood Strip Canoe #Simple Living in Practice

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wood strip canoe: simple living and eating


It has been almost a year that my husband, with a little help from the kids, has been building a wood strip canoe.

building wood striped canoe: simple living and eating


In previous updates I've mentioned that this has been a life long goal. My husband's father built a canoe in his basement when he was a teenager... it proved to be difficult to get out read here: Building a Canoe. What's Your Dream Project?

building wood striped canoe: simple living and eating
The boat went from this frame that they built to.....

Well, between my husband's work, which can entail a bit of traveling, and being a very active Boy Scout Leader, which takes up most of his weekends, he has finally finished putting the strips on the canoe. Now all that is left if sanding (a major time consuming job) and sealing (a bit of an undertaking too)...

building wood striped canoe: simple living and eating
Almost finished putting on strips.


...but all worth it to have a dream come true.

building wood striped canoe: simple living and eating
Lots of sweat went into this boat. 

So remember to shut off your TV, unplug the computer and your phone, and spend some simple living time doing something with your hands.

Spending hours in front of a screen will never give you the sense of accomplishment that comes with creating something. 

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6 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm envious. Be sure to post pics as it proceeds.

    Dan

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    1. Sure Dan...I thought this post would get your attention. Do you ever think you'll get another canoe?

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  2. It looks amazing so far! I can't wait to see it finished and in action. hmm, I should get Mark working on something like this.

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    1. It's good to get the boys off of the couch.

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  3. Amen to your last sentence! What a great accomplishment with this canoe! It's a beauty and what a great project for the family.

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    1. Isn't it amazing how much of your life a TV can consume? Thanks for admiring the canoe. It is going to be a real beauty.

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