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 2023 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 2 May 2023)-- please check with me to ensure your chosen date is still available before making arrangements.
8-13 May ( Vine Cabin)
7-12 June 2023 ( Vine Cabin)
26 June -1 July 2023 ( River Cabin and Vine Cabin)
10 July-14 July 2023 ( Vine Cabin)
17-20 July 2023 ( River Cabin and Vine Cabin)
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 email@example.com