Plank size


Curious about Wooden Canoes
Hello all,

I have a source for cedar in 4” widths. Is there any significant drawback in doing 2” planks rather than the 2.5” planks?

Thank you in advance!

Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
Staff member
The obvious difference is that you will have more nails to hammer and planks to fit. Various builders have successfully used a broad range of widths over the years.