About Our Materials

Strips
Canoe Gunwales

Cove & bead cedar strips are the building blocks of fair-hulled boat construction. We mill strips from several different species in several different sizes.

We can supply full length western red cedar strips!

Sometimes we have Shorts or leftover strips from a particular run that are less costly. We would be glad to quote you a price on these.


We mill the finest vertical grain, cove and bead strips available. Generally, a 16' tandem canoe or single 17' kayak uses about 1200 LF of 1/4" x 3/4" material. Some kayaks designs require a larger percentage of 1/4" x 1/2" strips because of tight radii in the hull configurations (Guillemot Expedition Single, for example).


Alaskan Yellow Cedar drying at the shop. We bring cedar in green and dry it here to minimize brittleness.
Western Red Cedar, future cove and bead strips.
 

Kit Information

Canoe Kit Information

Strip Kayak Kit Information

Hybrid Kayak Kit Information

Stitch n Glue Kit Information

Rowing Boat Kit Information

Please contact us by phone or fax to get a quote or place an order on strips or other wood building materials.
Phone: (603) 744-6872 Fax: (603) 909-8939


Strip Information

Alaskan Yellow Cedar

Bright yellow/white, very consistent tight grain. A little denser than Western Red or Northern White Cedar.
All coved and beaded.

Strip Size: Lengths:
¼" x ½" 6'-10'
3/16" x 1/2" 10'

Northern White Cedar

Note that "Northern White Cedar" is the wood SPECIES. The color can vary widely from medium brown to very light. In this species the color can vary even within a board and therefore along the length of a strip. All of these colors will darken once coated with fiberglass and epoxy. See picture below.

Lightweight, Flexible, Brown to almost White in color, lengths to 12'.

Strip Size: Lengths:
¼" x ½" 6'-10'
¼" x ¾" 6'-10'
3/16" x ½" 6'-10'
3/16" x ¾" 6'-10'


Western Red Cedar

Note that "Western Red Cedar" is the wood SPECIES. The color can vary widely from chocolate to almost white. We tend to receive very little of the really dark material. All of these colors will darken once coated with fiberglass and epoxy.

Tan to Dark Brown in color, lengths to 20'.

Strip Size: Lengths:
¼" x ½" 12'-20'
3/16" x ½" 12'-20'
¼" x ¾" 12'-20'
3/16" x ¾" 12'-20'


Canoe Gunwales

Gunwale size is 3/4" x 3/4" with two radiused corners
Inwales (Scuppers are 2" wide x 3/8" deep every 2-1/2")

Per Pair Pricing

12' - Ash $95
14' - Ash $102
16' - Ash $115
18' - Ash $125, Mahogany $125
20' - Ash $140

Outwales

Gunwale size is 3/4" x 3/4" with two radiused corners

Per Pair Pricing

12' - Ash $75
14' - Ash $80
16' - Ash $90
18' - Ash $98, Mahogany $98
20' - Ash $115


Cedar Strip Building Newsletter

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