Build Your Own Fox Canoe

June 24, 2018 – July 7, 2018

Bill Thomas

During this workshop students build their own fox canoe. It is a decked double paddle canoe, much like a kayak with a more open cockpit. It measures 14’ 7” long, with a 30” beam and an 80” cockpit weighing just over 40 pounds. The canoe is intended for protected waters along the coast, for lakes and appealing backwaters and creeks that you have been meaning to explore. Participants will construct their boat using stitch-and-glue with planks glued to fully assemble during class. Each student leaves with their own boat and a deeper understanding of boat construction. You will complete paint and varnish at home. No boat building experience needed. Open to all skill levels. Please note that the cost for the boat kit and materials are $1375 – $1500.


Bill Thomas is a designer, maker and teacher who lives and works in rural Maine. He has been a self-employed and largely self-taught custom woodworker, cabinetmaker and boatbuilder for nearly 40 years. Being an avid sea kayaker and boater, he designs kayaks, canoes and other small boats. Bill teaches woodworking and boatbuilding in his own shop, at the WoodenBoat School and in other venues across the U.S.

Bill Thomas

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please call 865-436-5860

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