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Cedar-Strip Boatbuilding: Build Your Own Canoe or Kayak

Course Overview

Enjoy the contrast of light and dark wooden strips, the quiet lapping of water on wood and the pride of craftsmanship that stems from building your own cedar-strip boat. From start to finish, cut thin cedar planks and learn to assemble an appealing pattern for your canoe or kayak. Students may choose from three cedar-strip boat projects: an 18 1/2' tandem cruiser canoe, a 16' tripping canoe or a 17’ kayak. Students must bring a partner, family member or friend (or two!) to help…this can be a great project that will result in a lifetime of memories. Due to the nature of this course and intensity of instruction, this class is limited to one boat project per session.

You must register for this course 6 weeks before it is scheduled to begin.

Payment & Cancellation
Given the unique nature and small size of this course, please note that North House uses separate tuition payment & cancellation policies for managing this course. The intent of these policies is to ensure that all students can be confident that the course will occur as planned once adequate enrollment is achieved.
Specifics of these policies are as follows: upon enrollment a registration deposit of at least 1/3 of the course tuition is required, more than sixty (60) days prior to the course all but $50 of the registration deposit is refundable, sixty (60) to thirty (30) days prior to the course the entire registration is nonrefundable, at thirty (30) days prior to the course the balance of the tuition payment is due all of which is nonrefundable.  Should North House be required to cancel the course, all tuition payments will be refunded.


Mon, Sep 17th, 2018  –  Thu, Sep 27th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 11 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 14+
Registration Cost: $4,500.00
Includes materials fee of $1,635.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

ear and eye protection

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.