I grew up with a Beaver pond in my backyard.
Well, not exactly my families backyard. We lived next to a public school in the outer limits of the town. Behind the property of the school, there was a pond. Had some busy beavers around and my brother’s and I would witness there handiwork. It was here, my siblings and I were always on to building rafts of some sort from crates to fallen tree parts.
It is this memory which was the inspiration to hunt online for great raft and boat instructional video’s. Here are two that I have found and think are great to share!
How to make a Boat out of a single sheet of plywood:
Here is someone who shows you, step-by-step, how to make a great plywood boat. His instructional video description reads: “Make a plywood boat with one sheet of plywood. Easy to make, this boat is a good starter project to learn about wooden boat building”.
It is a great is indeed a great starter-project video with a nice easy pace. All this, while staying under 10 minutes while still explaining every step he made in detail.
How to Build a Raft From Storage Bins:
If you have time for a legitimate full-on project, this guy will show you how to make a very solid raft out of storage bins. He actually had the boy scouts on it for a trip and a gang down a river and they all slept on the rafts over night.
If you take on either of these projects please share in the comment section for everyone else to learn from! And feel free to share your comments even if you do not take on one of these projects 😆