Two Roots

Here’s a shot of two new 9′ boards I’m just finishing up. They look amazing if I do say so myself. One is built using mostly Western Red Cedar, while the other is Northern White Cedar. Structurally they are about the same, however the white cedar is slightly lighter then red. The biggest difference in the wood is in the grain patterns. The red cedar is quarter sawn meaning the grain runs perpendicular to the plank. It has a tighter more uniform pattern and is great for re-sawing and book matching planks. White cedar is flat sawn so the grain runs parallel to the plank. This gives the wood a more swirley look with wider grain patterns.

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Published in: on July 31, 2006 at 2:47 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Wow! I read the story in WoodenBoat and am very impressed. I am also a sailor, surfer, and boatbuilder so this is quite exciting. Keep up the good work! Rich

  2. Beautiful, I would like to try and build one. Any tips?

  3. I noticed in wooden boat you we thinking about making kits.
    Still in the works? I’d love to buy one.

  4. We are now offering kits for all of our board designs. Check them all out by going to our home page and clicking on The Boards, then Grain Board Line.


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