Built by my son during the first lockdown, this splendid example of a Lakota canoe is now offered for sale. This would be ideal if you wanted one of our wooden canoes but did not have the time to come and build your own.
I am able to deliver anywhere in the UK at £1 per mile (from Birchcanoes to your home) as soon as travel restrictions are lifted. However I think it would be much better for you to come here to try the canoe on the river (with no obligation to buy!) and then you can take her home on your car.
If you want me to deliver I would need full payment including delivery charge prior to delivery, but would give you a full refund minus the delivery charge if you decided against it after you had seen the canoe.
The price is £1000.
If you would like us to build you a Lakota canoe the price would be the same, plus any additional costs if you wanted us to personalise your canoe for you. Personalised canoes would not be offered the refund option described above however.
My son Tom has become very skilled at making these splendid paddles. Unlike me, he is a real perfectionist when it comes to making paddles and you will love them.
Let us know your size (measured from armpit to the ground while standing up) and he can make one for you.
You can either come here to collect your paddle, (and maybe have a quick go on one of our canoes at the same time) or we can post one out to you.
The price is £120 for most designs. If you want something special let us know and we can price it up for you.
Postage and packing will be at cost.
Your paddle will probably be laminated from a unique combination of makore, Ash and sapele although sometimes Tom will use Cherry or Cedar which go well too. Most of the paddles we make are our own design but we are happy to try new shapes and styles and to finish your paddle in a range of options including raw sanded for you to finish at your leisure if you prefer.
We often oil the paddles but there are a range of varnish options available too.
Spring and Summer 2022 Canoe building
We are very flexible regarding dates for canoe building, paddle making and other events, but the following dates are currently available ( as of 18 Dec 2022--- please check with me to ensure your chosen date is still available before making arrangements.
Monday 18 April to Saturday 23 April 2022
Monday 2 May to Saturday 7 May 2022
Saturday 14 May to Saturday 20 May 2022
Tuesday 21 June to Saturday 25 June 2022
Tuesday 5 July to Saturday 9 July 2022
Monday 11 July to Saturday 16 July 2022
Monday 18 July to Thursday 21 July 2022
Please note, you can opt for a 3 day or a 6 day option within these dates, to start on a date of your choice. In some case, arrival earlier than the first date shown might be possible, do let us know what you would preferText me on 07922 164061 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org