Blanchard Restoration: Framing

Blanchard Restoration Video Series


For the next stage of the restoration Joe Green moves inside the boat to replace six of “The Lucky Seven’s” sistered frames. The frames of a boat are what creates the shape or skeleton of the boat, which the planks are then shaped around to create the hull of the boat. Ever wondered how boatwrights get a straight piece of wood to curve around a boat? In this video you will see how steam bending is used to make the frames pliable enough to shape to the boat.

Watch CWB Boatwright Joe Green and his boatshop volunteers in action as they seam bend frames for “The Lucky Seven.”

Find out how you can support the restoration of our red Blanchard, who is hauled out at our South Lake Union Boatshop, and get some awesome perks at the same time!

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