Most of a wood/canvas canoe, comes from the building material.
Wood is unexcelled for its stiffness, strength, buoyancy, and striking appearance.
It is made from long cellulose molecules fibers, cross-linked by lignum.
It's strengther than iron at same weight. It's still used to make aereoplanes, boats, propellers, ski, and hi-level sport gear.
A wood canoe combines both elegance and practical function.
It is a sort of vessel that combines the practical joys of a small affordable boat, with the materials an attention to detail af a sailing sloop appointed with gleaming teak and brass.
A wood canoe is a poor man (common man) yacht.
Glideing over the water in a masterpiece that is so intimately one's own, is a pleasure that can't be explained.