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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 04-11-2015 10:38 PM 1132 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FancyShoes

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04-11-2015 10:38 PM

I hope i did not waste my money!

Paid 140 for 7 pieces of 2×4x10 and 2×4x12 that i want to use to finish my canoe.

It has been sitting a long time, and has this water damage, i hope it doesnt stain.

What do you guys think.


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#1 posted 04-11-2015 10:50 PM

Looks like you got around 50BF about $3 a Bf. What is redwood going for in your area?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 04-11-2015 11:38 PM

I forgot the picture!

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#3 posted 04-12-2015 01:49 AM

My dad built a deck out of redwood in 1964. It is still there. Been sitting outside all these tears.
It did turn kinda dark brownish gray, but if you cut the surface off it’s still looking like redwood inside.

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#4 posted 04-12-2015 03:11 AM

I can row a boat.canoe?

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#5 posted 04-12-2015 05:48 AM

☆ Need I explain?

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#6 posted 04-12-2015 02:15 PM

I gave a new meaning to the word ladder rack!

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#7 posted 04-12-2015 02:32 PM

I’m not a boat builder, but I’ve see boats built out of cedar but not redwood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-12-2015 02:54 PM

I think the reason you don’t see redwood used much is the fact that it’s very brittle. You didn’t say how you were making your canoe. If it’s strip built (monocoque) then getting the redwood strips around your forms without splitting may be tricky. Particularly around the chine of the bilge.

You’ve got the wood now, and you won’t know until you try it. Maybe just cut a few strips off one board first and try to bend them to your most radical curve and see how it goes ?

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#9 posted 04-12-2015 03:30 PM

Ok sorry, i am building a cedar strip canoe, using this redwood for the gunwales/ inwales and other trim parts! I was just asking if this wood is usable/going tonbe stained from being wet so long.

Here are aome pics i have of the canoe

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#10 posted 04-12-2015 03:32 PM

I also got the lenghts wrong, i have 7 at 12’ and 5 at 16’ , my canoe is roughly 18-19’ long

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#11 posted 04-12-2015 03:55 PM



Looks like you got around 50BF about $3 a Bf. What is redwood going for in your area?

- johnstoneb

I just bought a 6’ piece of 2×6 redwood for a deck repair.

$10 per lineal foot!

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#12 posted 04-12-2015 03:59 PM

I don’t know if it will work for the application you’re using it for but the water stain should be just on the surface.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Crank50

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#13 posted 04-12-2015 07:01 PM


I just bought a 6 piece of 2×6 redwood for a deck repair.

$10 per lineal foot!

- eccentrictinkerer


Isn’t a linear foot of a 2×6 a board foot?

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#14 posted 04-13-2015 12:50 AM


Isn t a linear foot of a 2×6 a board foot?

- Crank50

Yes. Board feet is usually used with hardwoods for some reason, whereas softwoods are sold by a linear per foot price. Not sure on the rational there.

> FancyShoes

Looks like you’re coming along there. I think the redwood could work for your gunwhales if you steam bend it.

I used douglas fir for mine, about 6 months off the mill. So the moisture content was probably between 20% and 15% I’d guess. My inwhales went on great but the second outwhale I put on cracked at the third clamp from the stem. Of course, it went fine on the dry run but failed when I had epoxy on the whole thing and everything was already clamped up. So I left it there and ended up having to scarf in a patch later on.

So if your Redwood is dry, I’d say you’ll snap it for sure. But if you steam bend it then it’ll probably work fine. Obviously you’d need to wait awhile before sealing the trim with epoxy or varnish for the extra moisture to leave again.


http://www.mykos.org/public/canoe/inwhale_clamped.png

Also, be sure to have lots of clamps on hand :) Either a helper or some quick grips you can use one handed are invaluable as well.

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#15 posted 04-13-2015 01:41 AM

I’m betting that the stain is superficial. Take some sand paper to it and you’ll quickly find out.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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