A canoe can be built with a few hand tools, if you have the wooden strips.

If you don't want to buy a circular saw, milling machine and thickness planer first, you can use our prepared strips.
We produce them suitable for the respective construction method and attach importance to crack and knot-free lumber as well as an optimal course of the annual rings.
Other dimensions or special requests can be discussed with us. In addition to shipping, you can also pick up the strips at our location.

We also offer a construction plan for our Skin-on-Frame-Canoe "SOFi" ...



Ash // 6x22mm

for skin-on-frame construction.
The length of 1.50m is sufficient for most canoe and kayak projects.

Ash wood is particularly suitable for steam bending due to its mechanical properties.

For the production of ribs we use selected boards which have standing and very straight annual rings, are free of cracks and knots and have a high residual moisture content. After a precise planning, a suitable piece is selected from the board and the first cut is made with an immersion saw parallel to the annual rings. Then the strips are sawn with a circular table saw.

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Red Cedar // 22x22mm

for skin-on-frame construction.

Red Cedar is the name of the wood of "Thuja plicata", which is native to the west coast of North America. The wood is very light, can be easily worked by machine and by hand and exudes an aromatic smell. It is also extremely resistant to moisture and decay, making it the best wood for building stringers. We deliver the strips trimmed on all sides with right-angled edges in the dimensions 22x22mm. Other dimensions on request.



SOFi - a skin-on-frame canoe

SOFi is a skin-on-frame canoe designed for paddling on lakes with one or two people. The V-shaped hull and the mean rocker give the canoe a good tracking, even when paddled solo. In addition, SOFi's high freeboard makes it well suited for longer trips with higher loads. The contours of the canoe have been kept flat so that the wind does not have a large surface to attack.  The slightly inward sloping coaming edges make it easier for the paddler to paddle.

paddling on lakes: ***
paddling on rivers: *
stability: **
tracking: ***
payload: ***

The construction plan consists of 2 DIN-A0 pages.

Price incl. shipping to Germany
75 €

Price incl. shipping worldwide 
80 €


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