Energy & Sustainability

Check out this amazing 18′ canoe made from a single sheet of plywood. Resembling a South American “pipante” dugout canoe, Finnish boat builder Hannu Vartiala designed and built his craft, “dug”, in an attempt to correct balancing issues he had with a previous design. He’s also put up instructions on his site so you can build your own. It sure is an impressive example of maximum use of materials with minimal effort. [via HackerNews]


8 thoughts on “18′ Canoe from single sheet of plywood

  1. They guy’s page has a cutting diagram. It’s at least 16′ long. Seems like it would be weak with a seam right across the middle, though…

    1. Whoa, that picture Make presented made it look like he could lay across the whole canoe, but the others on his website made it obvious that it actually is ~18′.

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