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  1. Scott Denny

    Scott Denny Curious about Wooden Canoes

    How dry do cypress strips need to be to plank a boat?
  2. Michael Duffy

    Michael Duffy canoeist canoe builder

    The wood should contain less than 12% moisture. If you bought the wood planned it was probably kiln dried and ready to go. If bought rough and green it should sit a year/in thickness to dry. It will dry faster if you cut it into 1/4" strips first . Be sure to place dry spacers between layers and strap the bundle tight to prevent warping.

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