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Forum topic by RDbird11 posted 601 days ago 610 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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601 days ago

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 601 days ago

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 601 days ago

Northern white cedar!

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#3 posted 601 days ago

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 601 days ago

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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