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
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.
Making Strips. I had intended to write a new section about how I make strips, based on a chapter from Strip Building the Virginia - Reproductions of an Adirondack Classicwritten by Mike Olivette and myself. Rather than butcher the chapter, I include it here in its entirety, with minor formatting concessions to Microsoft Front Page.
Western Red Cedar nachined into our proprietary Quikstrip profile. Supplied in random lengths, mostly around 4 metres in length. Strip planking hhas the virtue that you can produce compound curves, and with WRC Quikstrip, it can be very light weight as well.
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.
The following descriptions will help you to understand how we can provide kits or materials for canoes, kayaks, or rowing boats. If you have questions please call or e-mail us ; we have assisted in many boatbuilding projects and can help you make intelligent choices in designs and materials. You do not have to purchase a complete kit: You can purchase any individual materials you need to assist in your boatbuilding project.
If you can whittle a marshmallow stick, you can build a canoe. Check out our newest design, the NWC Cottager. Make NorthWest Canoe your supplier of choice for strips, fiberglass, epoxy, components, etc
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.
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. Did you use this instructable in your classroom?