Our adorable 4" long boat is just perfect for a child to keep in his or her pocket to use in streams and puddles on springtime walks. It floats and carries a load of acorns and nuts. Perfect size for play with our Grassland (or other) Gnomes or fairies. Handmade in the USA.
This boat is hand-carved by a local dad from old Walnut trees planted 150 years ago by homesteaders in Northern California. The trees were raised organically and were only cut down when they stopped producing fruit and needed to be replaced.
About boat care: We now offer these boats rubbed with a few drops of food grade mineral oil or unoiled. If you select the canoe with no oil, you can oil it yourself with canola oil, olive oil, or rub with beeswax, or use a few drops of food grade mineral oil. They should last quite a while with no special care, but longer if they are allowed to dry between baths and they can be re-oiled as needed.
"I just wanted to let you know how much we love the Nutshell Canoe. My two year old takes it into his bath nearly every night. We got this some time ago and he is always finding something new to do with it. He and his brother fill it with rocks and shells, conkers,etc. It is endless fun." 10/12/07 P Roland, WI
"Sonya, Thanks so much for the silk and little wooden boat. I don't think any photos can really convey the feeling of actually holding something handmade like this boat. It has a really special quality, unlike something that's mass produced. Hard to put in words or convey in a photo, but evident as soon as it's unpacked! I really appreciate that you carry such a beautiful selection of products like these! Kathy, Wethersfield, CT. 3/21/2013"