A White Salmon Boat has a warm-hued natural wood finish as each boat is built with select full-length, western red cedar.
Many people have enjoyed building woodstrip boats from our kits., many kit buyers have return to buy another kit. White Salmon Boat Works has been building boats for many years, and we have spoken with a variety of different types of want-to-be builders, either at fairs, shopping malls, boats shows, or with the person who walks into our boat shop. Our kits prices may cost a little more than many other kit builders, however when you compare the contents of our kits with other providers, you will easily see the value you receive.
The White Salmon Boat Works team is proud to offer this beautiful row boat in a complete or partial kit form.
Many people who purchase a basic kit are already handy in wood working project, have the necessary tools, feel comfortable reading plans, following instructions and have conception skills.
All Canoe and Sea Kayak kits are made with extreme care, thus they are properly fabricated and easy to assemble. Wood trim is of varying hardwoods: mahogany, cherry or just about any other wood of your choice.
These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built canoe.
Just as the Kokanee Salmon moves from bays to lakes and up the moving stream or river, all the while moving with skill and ease, so does this great canoe move with ease.


The Kokanee canoe has a relatively flat bottom, tumblehome sides, moderately high ends, slightly recurved stems, a graceful sheer line.
By doing so we ensure that each kit will be easy to assemble, free of any hidden complications. When you decide to purchase a kit from White Salmon Boat Works, our main mission is to have YOU the customer experience the least amount of problems in assembling the kit, along with the greatest amount of enjoyment in building and finishing your boat.
So throughout the years we have developed what we think are a few good time tested kit scenarios for our customers.
We are THE ONLY kit provider that supplies the complete strongback and the saddle supports.
I only use full length, knot free, VG Western Red Cedar for the hull, White Ash for the gunnels, scupper blocks, seats and deck plates. The Kokanee in the old days was the canoe used by many guides in the canoe county of Canada, Minnesota and the upper eastern states. The Canoe Canoe has a symmetrical shape for easy handling in moving water and for those who turn it around to use it for a solo boat. White Salmon Boat Works are the only kit builder to supple the solidly built pre-made plywood strongback. Whether you choose to build your own boat or have us custom-build your sea kayak, canoe or row boat the final product is a unique and dynamic water craft.


The Kokanee Canoe makes a great canoe for family trips or for fullfilling those dreams where you portage from lake to lake. All of our kits come with compete help support - either by email, text, digital photographs, or by telephone.
We actually construct the strongback, secure the form blocks to the strongback, then we add the forms and gussets.
Build or learn to build Wood Strip canoes, kayaks, woodstrip sea kayaks, row boats, rowboats, cedarstrip, Cedar Strip. We clearly mark each boat piece before they are disassemble for easy reassembly, the all parts are checked off the parts list before the are boxed for shipping. Another unique item we are the only kit builder is to supply the two sturdy saddles the boat will sit on during the construction of the inside of the boat. Kits for DIY folk, do it yourself, handmade, homemade, hand made, custom built, White Salmon, Washington, Hood River, Oregon, WA, The Columbia River Gorge, boats, boating, rowing, paddling, paddles, oars, accessories.
If you live within driving distance of White Salmon, Washington picking up your kit will save considerable amount of money.



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