Old Al’s Cedar Strip Canoes is located in Mora, Minnesota USA.
Mora, Minnesota 55051,
Mora, Minnesota 55051
How our Cedar Strip Canoes are Built
Cedar boards are carefully chosen for color, light, dark, or a blend (your choice); then dried to the proper moisture content. Boards are then ripped to ¼ in. thick by ¾ in. wide. There are no butt joints, or knots in my canoes. All clear cedar is used.
All boards are scarf joined to create a nice even flow of wood color. Then one at a time, all wood strips are carefully bent and beveled over a form. Glued and stapled to create the hull. Staples are pulled out, the hull is then sanded to a flawless surface. At this point outside of the hull is sized with epoxy, glassed with 6 oz. fiberglass cloth and 3 coats clear transparent epoxy, carefully sanded, then varnished with 3 coats of top quality U.V. marine varnish.
Our canoes and paddles have been time and guide tested for maneuverability, strength and durability.
Note: Diamond inlays made out of Aspen & Mahogany to highlight accent strips. There is no extra charge for this added feature. As you go over our cedar canoe pictures on this website these diamond inlays are standard features.