Glenn Edebohls Designs
Boats have interested me since I was a young child. I am intrigued by their sleek lines and how they just seem to just be a part of the water as they move along. I was blessed to grow up on a small lake in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State where many of the power boats from the early 1900’s were crafted of mahogany and other beautiful wood species. These boats are floating, functional pieces of art. Another type of boat native to the Adirondacks is the Adirondack Guide Boat. These boats were designed for local fishing and hunting guides to carry people on fishing and hunting excursions. The guide boat is, essentially, a row boat/canoe but to a true Adirondacker, it is neither. Adirondack Guide boats have very distinctive features and are commonly made from native white cedar. These boats are, in my opinion, also examples of functional art.
The classic mahogany power boat and the Adirondack Guide Boat run deep in my blood and are my inspiration to learn the trade of small wooden boat building. Designing and building furniture and homes is something I have done most of my working life, so I am blessed to have the wood working skills, but what I lack is the understanding of boat design and construction. This is another gift and talent I am quickly learning and understanding, as I am currently a master boat builder candidate.
I am in the beginning stages of building a 16’ “stripper canoe.” It is coined as such because it is built using numerous strips of lumber, typically white cedar. The stripper canoe I am working on is made of mahogany, teak, and white wood. Once complete, it will be a functional, floating piece of artistic beauty.
My vision is to create masterpieces of beautiful art to be used on the water, to enjoy our gift from mother earth, the beautiful outdoors, and to quietly observe nature during times of leisure and inner reflection. My plans are to build and offer in my repertoire two versions of canoes: a day sailor, and a small speed boat, that has the distinct characteristics of the classic speed boat from the simpler times of yesteryear.
Place feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I am eager to talk about creating, designing, and building.
Please be sure to check back as I will add photos of my stripper canoe build as well as other builds and designs.
A Classic 1940's
A Modern Version Of A Classic
A classic Adirondack Guide Boat From The Day
A Modern Day Adirondack Guide Boat
The above photos were not taken by Glenn Edebohls Design, nor have the boats shown above been built or designed by GED. They are for reference purposes only. Photos of boats build by GED will be shown below.