Willow Ribs

Submitted byJohn VanBuren onSun, 12/30/2018 - 06:39


   Has anyone tried using willow or red dogwood shoots on a SOF kayak? Hillary Russell shows them in his book on building SOF Double Paddle Canoes. The technique interests me since I have seen some red dogwood growing along our local roads here in Greene County, NY.

John VB

John, Willow ribs are a traditional bushcraft sort of way to build a canoe and the same technique could be applied to a kayak.  I have never done it and I do not recall anyone on this board posting about it.  This group tends like their saws.  I am sure if you do an internet search you will find someone with experience.  Good luck on the projet.