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Forum topic by RDbird11 posted 12-06-2012 04:08 AM 947 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2012 04:08 AM

I want to build a woodstrip canoe. I live in Texas and need to know where I can find these long boards to create the strips. Where do I go?

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 05:22 AM

What species do you intend to use? I’ve seen kayaks and canoes in my neck of the woods (upstate NY) made out of cedar strips.

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 05:33 AM

Northern white cedar!

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 06:07 AM

Where in Texas? McCoys here usually has good prices for red cedar. They don’t have to be long enough for entire length. You scarf them or just butt them up on a frame.

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 06:20 PM

Go to a lumber yard or mill that sells decking. You should be able to find what you need in 2x or 5/4 in long lengths. -Jack

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