The popularity of building your own cedar strip canoe has
grown more than accessible to aspiring boat builders as
plans and building materials have become readily available.
One of the biggest difficulties in making a cedar strip
canoe is purchasing or making your own cedar strips. A
table Saw eats up expensive boards and a band saws cuts
uneven as both require excessive sanding before use.
Flambeau Canoe provides two types of strips plain and bead
and cove. For those
who would like
pre-sanded strips for a rib-less canoe we offer 1/4 X 3/4 X
4'-10' strips. Users can bead and cove them
themselves, bevel them or just butt them together depending
on your design. For those looking for the easy way out
we furnish these strips with a bead and cove design.
The bead and cove makes the effective coverage of this
For canvas canoe builders we also offer 1/4' X 3" X 4'-10'
planks. These simply butt together and ends are butted
together on the ribs so they do not show. This canoe
uses brass clinch nails that are nailed onto steal ribs or a
For either case, our strips save time and make the process
of applying individual strips painless.
Example of the heat applied bonding of strips with a single
coat of proactive coating on Dacron aviation fabric.
We only cut hand selected local Northern Wisconsin Cedar
Prices: 1/4 X 3/4 inch Strips .65 per linear foot
1/4 X 3/4 inch
Bead and Cove Strips (5/8' effective Coverage) .85 per linear foot
Strips are available in Walnut, cherry, red cedar, mahogany, and
other select woods. If you want, send us your wood and we
can craft your strips custom. Se special wood strips.
We hand select, cut and even
help saw the wood that goes into our canoes at the local
sawmill. Watch the video demo of us sawing the cedar
saw logs in lumber to build our cedar strip canoe strips and
Flambeau Canoe Company
W5992 Little Chicago RD
Phillips, WI 54555