City of Brotherly Love

Interested in building your own board, but you just don’t have the space? The Philidelphia Wooden Boat Factory has just purchased kits for two 9′ boards and if the building process goes well for them, they plan to offer a board building course this winter. Check them out at

Published in: on September 29, 2006 at 5:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

You asked for it!

Here are a few photos of the new Waterlog we are building for Surf Unlimited in North Carolina. Everyone that stops by the shop has fallen in love with this board, it’s a beauty. Once it’s finished being glassed, we will add the glory shots to the Waterlog section in the board page.


Published in: on September 29, 2006 at 2:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Boards at Birth

We’ve been busy building and preparing a number of boards and kits for shipment over the past few weeks and shortly, the fruits of our labor will be realized. One of our new retail customers, Surf Unlimited in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, will soon be receiving their shipment of Grain Surfboards, hand-built for their customers.

Here’s a picture of the progress on some of the boards we’ve got going in the shop. Our process is more dialed now and we’ve got more boards being worked on at one time, at various stages in their early existence. In addition, we’ve invested in an updated bandsaw that will help us rip boards faster and with less waste, which means our overall impact is lowered.


Keep an eye on the blog here for more updates, and hit us with your email address if you would like to be included on our mailing list. We’ll also be adding an online store for Grain Surfbooards Kits, T’s and Sweats to the website soon!

Remember, with the holidays on the horizon, nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a nice, new Grain Surfboard and some Grain-wear to go with it. Order now and we’ll have plenty of time to dial the shape and build that dream board for the winter surf.

Published in: on September 26, 2006 at 7:36 pm  Comments (3)  

A Kit and Some Imagination!

Here’s a couple photos of what’s possible when building your own board. With some experience building kayaks, Carlos bought frames for the Wherry and Waterlog and went to town with his own planking. Can’t wait to see what he does with the the Waterlog.


Published in: on September 21, 2006 at 5:23 pm  Comments (6)  

Two New Fish’s… Maybe!

With a few requests for fish’s that we do not currently build, we’ve begun work on two new shapes that should fill some gaps between the Waka and the Wherry. Keep an eye on our website for more information on the 5’10” and 6’0″. Once we’ve got them built and get some feedback on shapes, we hope to add them to our line.

Pictured here is a rough shaped 5’10” just off the rack.


Published in: on September 16, 2006 at 3:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Can’t see the forest for the trees

We received a new shipment of Northern White Cedar today from Portage Mills. It is beautiful clear wood and will make for some gorgeous boards. We receive the boards as 1″x 6″ rough sawn lumber. Once it is air dried, we surface plane it, square up the edges on the tablesaw then resaw it on the bandsaw into the final plank thickness. Some boards then go back to the tablesaw to get ripped into rail strips. Those rail strips then go to the router table to get beaded and coved. It’s a lot of steps, but the pay off is watching each board take shape.


Published in: on September 5, 2006 at 10:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Journal of Men

If you havn’t seen it yet, the current issue of Men’s Journal has a great shot of Ty Williams and the Grain shop in it. Grain was included in a style piece entitled the American Craftsmen. Be sure to pick up your copy today.


Published in: on September 5, 2006 at 10:14 pm  Leave a Comment