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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.


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 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Mon, Aug 6th, 2018
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.

Waiting List

The course Cedar-Strip Boatbuilding: Build Your Own Canoe or Kayak Mon, Sep 17th, 2018  –  Thu, Sep 27th, 2018 is full.

Fill out the form below if you would like to be placed on a waiting list and notified if an opening becomes available. Full course details included above