For more detailed information about these designs please browse through our listing of recreational kayak designs.
These plans come with a 50 page instruction book including photographs and illustrations for building the boat from 3 sheets of plywood. Nick Schade has been designing and building cedar strip boats since 1986, and is the author of two books on the subject. For more in-depth descriptions of the designs listed below you may look through the strip-built boat design browser. Like the young salmon this boat is named after it is small but strong and ready for adventure. A "recreational" kayak is intended for relaxed paddling around ponds, lakes, slow moving rivers and calm ocean.
These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood parts to build your own wooden kayak. These plans include full size drawings of each form drawn individually so you may glue the patterns directly to your form material and cut out around the lines.
These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood parts needed to build a stitch and glue kayak.


From a high volume version suitable for heavier paddlers, to a low deck suitable for shorter paddlers. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood panels and forms needed to build a stitch and glue kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built kayak.
These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build the 10 foot or 11 foot kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built kayak. These original designs draw on the years of experience to create unique high performance designs that move easily on the water as well as look stunning on land. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a cedar strip canoe. These plans include all the forms and plywood parts drawn at full size needed to build the boat. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built sea kayak.


You seat well below the water line so its is stable enough for daydreaming - its a great birdwatchers boat.
These original designs by Nick Schade are based on his lifetime of experience paddling kayaks and designing small boats. You bend thin strips of wood around forms, gluing the strips together as you cover the forms. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built canoe. You then sand the strips smooth and coat them with a layer of tough, transparent fiberglass cloth and epoxy. Build or learn to build Wood Strip canoes, kayaks, woodstrip sea kayaks, row boats, rowboats, cedarstrip, Cedar Strip. 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.



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