I recently got a hankering to build myself another boat. I already have a 17' lake canoe that I made some years back so I decided to build a solo this time. I had once seen a cream colored canoe on top of a car and I liked the look of it. With that in mind I built my new boat out of basswood. It is only slightly heavier than cedar, but it has a totally different look. I wrote an article about building the boat on my Furniture Blog if you're interested in checking it out.