Canoe made from used disposable chopsticks

Monday, 07 April 2008
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Chopstick Canoe

Former city employee, Shuhei Ogawara built a 4-meter (13-ft) long canoe out of 7,382 chopsticks. It took him over two years collecting the used chopsticks from his work cafeteria and three months of gluing.

To waterproof the boat, he coated the entire thing with polyester resin coat. The weight is around 30 kilograms (66 lbs), which is a bit heavier than an ordinary cedar canoe.

Special thanks to friend of the site, Andrew Green for the lead.

Courtesy of pinktentacle.com

Chopstick Canoe

Former city employee, Shuhei Ogawara built a 4-meter (13-ft) long canoe out of 7,382 chopsticks. It took him over two years collecting the used chopsticks from his work cafeteria and three months of gluing.

To waterproof the boat, he coated the entire thing with polyester resin coat. The weight is around 30 kilograms (66 lbs), which is a bit heavier than an ordinary cedar canoe.

Special thanks to friend of the site, Andrew Green for the lead.

Courtesy of pinktentacle.com

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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