Birchbark Canoe builder

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I build birchbark canoes since 1999. I taught myself the birchbark building skill through books and researches. I can build full size canoes aswell as scale models. I also make birchbark containers, chipcarved paddles, moose calls and crooked knives. I can build algonkin, montagnais, malecite or Tete de Boule canoes. Feel free to ask for prices, tips or specials orders: Francois Rothan: franz_rothan@yahoo.com Je fabrique des canots d'écorce en autodidacte depuis 1999. C'est devenu ma passion.Je construis des canots d'écorce pleine grandeur ainsi que des modèles réduits, des boites en écorce, des pagaies, des couteaux croches et des appels à orignaux. Je peux construire différents modèles de canots allant de l'algonquin au montagnais en passant par le malécite ou le Tête de Boule Dans ces pages vous pourrez jugez de la qualité de mon travail. Vous pouvez me contacter pour toute information incluant les prix, les conseils ou les demandes spéciales. François Rothan email franz_rothan@yahoo.com

dimanche 2 février 2014

Birchbark moose call

Birchbark moose call made for a Customer in Nova Scotia. Designs of moose, geese, autumn leaves, owner's name and traditional fiddle heads.





vendredi 10 janvier 2014

Montagnais birchbark canoe 16 footer



Montagnais 16 footer birchbark canoe made for a customer in Quebec.  It is 35 inches wide, 13 inches deep.  It has 2 decorative side panels with montagnais designs in the winter bark.

samedi 16 mars 2013

Steve's Moose Call

 Moose call made by Steve, one on my friend and aprrentice.  The winter bark design is particularly well made!

vendredi 13 janvier 2012

14 footer Algonquin canoe



This is a 14 footer made for a customer in Vancouver, built in 2011.



jeudi 12 janvier 2012

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lundi 1 novembre 2010

Birchbark canoe model for sale





Malecite 1/3 scale model for sale, it is 6 feet long, 12 inches wide. It includes a scale model paddle, salmon spear and moose call. Extensive winter bark etching on side pannels and deck flap. Price : 1800$

vendredi 24 septembre 2010

algonquin birchbark canoe







My last birch bark canoe built with apprentice and owner Louis David. It is 15 feet and 4 inches long, 33 inches wide and 13 inches deep. With the canoe, he is going to paddle the fur trade road from Lake Winnipeg to Artic Ocean!