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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2017, 3:38 pm 
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Hello,

I'm in the 1st steps of planning a cedar strip build of a 16-foot Prospector.

Does anyone have a rough answer on how many board feet of cedar I'll need? I'm assuming I'll buy 2" rough thickness.

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Tim

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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2017, 8:46 pm 
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1/4" strips?

If so I'd guess around 45-50.

I've been getting about 35 board feet for a couple ~16' tandems with maybe a little left over but those were 3/16" strips. I cut them with a thin 7 1/4" circular saw blade.

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PostPosted: May 23rd, 2017, 9:30 am 
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Depends on the thickness of your blade kerf and quality of wood too. If you have a thin blade, it makes quite difference in the number of strips from a board. If the wood is completely knot free, makes a difference too. I would say plan on 50 to 60 Bd feet for a prospector. If you have too many strips left over, you can save them for your next build. I find it really annoying to have to strip and bead and cove when I'm 2/3 of the way through a canoe.


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