So I built a cedar strip canoe back in 2006/2007 while at the seminary. Lot's of people ask how you do it. Here are a few photos to give you a sense of the process.
I know how to make a canoe, and how to enjoy it.
I know how to build a cabin, and how to live in it.
But You O God, You made us, and You live in us.
The things we make last for a few seasons.
We only use the canoes we create for a short time.
We only live in the houses we build for a few years.
But Your love for us will endure so long that we cannot count the time.
You will comfort us forever.
— Joseph Chiwatenhwa (a Huron Native and a courageous helper of the Canadian Martyrs)