The final stretch, seats in and paint on.
Maple seats glued up
Holes for caning
Caned and installed, period correct with copper tube used for rear spacer to level seat.
Front seats are mounted directly under rails as on most early canoes
Getting the bottom wet. No stem bands and final coat of paint to go, but water ready
Ready for a paddle
Classic lines, overall shape and tumblehome correct per the original.
On to the second build....