Malecite Birchbark canoe 1/3 scale
Malecite style 12 ft 1/3 scale model with extensive winter bark etching
Fur trade birchbark canoe model
North Canoe fur trade model
Winter bark etching and sewing details
Malecite style 1/3 scale model
Building birchbark canoes in a smaller scale respecting all the proportions and details is a good challenge. I build usually 1/3 scale models, it makes it a little easier for the small root lashing and sewing. Building models helps me to prevent mistakes and errors and understand some building features during the real size canoe construction.