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Boats are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made.

Learn how to build your first boat

High-performance wooden boats for the racing community

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News, stories, and updates from around the boat-building world

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Wooden Canoe, Kayak and Small Boat Kits and Plans

A man uses a spokeshave on the stems of a wooden canoe

Getting Started

So you want to build your first boat
A man checks inside a nearly finished wooden canoe

Choosing a Design

Good boats begin with good plans
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Read Our Latest Blog Posts

Making a Feature Plank (Kayakcraft Excerpt)

A custom planking detail, placed judiciously, will personalize your boat. This excerpt from Kayakcraft will walk you through the steps of creating a feature plank and incorporating it into your design.

The Right Tool for the Job: What You Need to Build a Canoe

  When you're about to embark on your first canoe build, naturally you'll want to outfit your workshop with the right tools. Even if you're just b...

Adding Accent Strips, Building Stapleless, and Other Tips from David Parker

You may have seen David Parker's paper canoe project if you've visited our blog before - in spring 2020 David built himself a functioning fibreglas...