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He likes to challenge himself with creative projects at home. Red Cedar strips are one of the larger components of the total material cost when building a cedar strip canoe. Depending on your budget, you can spend a little or a lot on strips.
A practical account of my experiences and a brief guide to building a cedar strip canoe. It includes links to stories of using the canoe for wilderness camping and fishing. Read books about cedar strip construction techniques.
We create cedar strip canoekayak and rowing boat kits. Our kits are engineered so that you can build these beautiful boats using mostly just hand tools. These species can be mixed to create a pattern in your canoes or kayaks.
A couple years ago I took my two oldest children to nearby Hagg lake for their first fishing trip. They were bored after about 30 minutes, so we walked over to a little hut and rented a canoe. I like to try my hand at something different from time to time and, recalling how much my children enjoyed the boating and not the fishingI turned my attention to making a cedar strip canoe in the late summer of
Strip building also known as cedar strip or plank building is a method of boat building where narrow strips of thin wood are glued together around a frame, the strips are then faired and fiberglassed and the form removed. The resulting boats are beautiful and light. This method is commonly used for canoes, kayaks and small dinghies.
If you can whittle a marshmallow stick, you can build a canoe. Check out our fresh new design, the NWC Cottager. Make NorthWest Canoe your supplier of choice for strips, fiberglass, epoxy… we stock all the stuff you need to build your cedar strip canoe.
We offer strips of both western red cedar and Alaskan yellow cedar. You can use a mixture of both and develop your own unique strip design as you build your boat. We recommend a mix of roughly one third light strips yellow cedar or paulownia and two thirds dark red cedar strips, or one third dark and two thirds light.
The folks that purchase our full kits range from the inexperience; to those who have built many boats, many are repeat customers. Some are my former students who wanted another boat or a different model other then the one they built in my shop. Many do not have the power tools to construct the parts that the basic kit does not include. Price doesn't seem to be as important to full kit customers who want "no-hassles" in assembly, want all the parts in one well marked box, so they can go right to work without running to the hardware store for missing parts.