Ten Amazing Things to Can Make and Do With Old Canoes and Kayaks

Ten Amazing Things to Can Make and Do With Old Canoes and Kayaks

Have you got an old canoe or kayak you are thinking of throwing away? Before you do you might want to check out these ten ideas for things you can do with them. While some are simple ideas, others require a lot more skill, but they will all make you smile whether you can copy them or not…


Ten Amazing Things to Can Make and Do With Old Canoes and Kayaks


 

Canoe/Kayak Used to make shelving

Canoe/Kayak Used to make shelving

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Most of the internal layout is already done for you with this idea. Just adding a few more flat surfaces to place things on. Hang it on the wall and you should be done!

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a bench

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a bench

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While it isn’t the craziest bench you will ever see it is a pretty strange one. All you really need to do is mount it on two points and make sure it can handle the weight of someone sitting on it.

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a pond

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a pond

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It was once used to stay on top of the water and now it is used to hold the water in! While it will be a lot more complicated to make than simply putting into the ground and filling it with water I think it would be well worth the effort.

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a drinks cooler

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a drinks cooler

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Not much is needed to make this idea a reality. Gets loads of ice, pour it into the canoe and place some drinks in it! Perfect for any BBQ or outdoor party.

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a garden planter

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a garden planter

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There was always someone who will turn just about anything into a garden planter, but to be fair this does look quite nice and would be perfect at the entrance of a canoe club.

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a book holder

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a book holder

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I’m not sure how many books you can make a kayak hold, but done properly I would imagine it would be quite a lot!

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a lamp shade

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a lampshade

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While this is not an idea most people will be able to copy it does have a certain charm to it. Personally, I think the sides of the kayak are too high to make it light enough at nights.

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a canopy for a BBQ

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a canopy for a BBQ

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While it might not keep a lot of rain away from the BBQ in a washout, it might keep the odd rain spit from ruining a nice family get-together.

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a cabinet

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a cabinet

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Some serious woodworking skills are needed to putt this idea out of the bag. But it does look nice and sure to be the perfect cabinet for a water/sea themed room.

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a bathtub

Canoe/Kayak Used to make a bathtub

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In theory, if it floated on water OK, it should be good enough to hold it as well! OK, so a lot more work is needed to plumb it all in, but you get what I mean.

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