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Author:  jkruse [ August 11th, 2009, 10:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Cedar for canoe building

Can anyone help me find a B.C. or Alberta supplier for 18' 1x6 cedar boards to build a cedar strip canoe.
Thanks
Jim

Author:  moe f [ August 12th, 2009, 7:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cedar for canoe building

If you haven't already you might want to try posting on the builders' forum at 'Bearmountain Boatworks'.

http://www.bearmountainboats.com/

cheers and have a great day

Author:  littleredcanoe [ August 12th, 2009, 9:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cedar for canoe building

Try www.wcha.org

Wooden Canoe Heritage Association.

Lumber yard near me has that but its no help to you.

Author:  pawistik [ August 12th, 2009, 10:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cedar for canoe building

You can try the folks at orcaboats.ca in Port Moody. Rod Tait can probably advise you in some way, though I don't think he sells lumber directly.

The Bear Mountain Boats forum mentioned above is very good and the folks there discuss all aspects of building any canoe or kayak, not just the Bear Mountain models.

So, which canoe are you building?

Bryan

Author:  pawistik [ August 12th, 2009, 10:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cedar for canoe building

Almost forgot, Westcoastpaddler.com is a pretty good resource for the builders in B.C. (Mostly kayakers but don't hold that against them.) ;)

Author:  Battenkiller [ August 12th, 2009, 1:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cedar for canoe building

Man, you're living in the land o' plenty out there. There's probably dozens of guys with small band mills who can custom cut what you need very reasonably.

You'd be surprised what a few hours on the phone will reward you with if you start asking around. Lots of these guys at least know about each other and can give you another name or number if they can't supply you themselves. I have developed quite a network of suppliers of various materials over the years by taking the time to follow leads. Unfortunately, everybody I know is on the East Coast.

There is one guy I met from Queen Charlotte named Maurice Roy. He used to deal in lots of construction grade western red cedar and Alaskan yellow. I mostly know him as a guitar wood dealer, but if you can get ahold of him he can probably steer you in the right direction if he can't help you. Sorry, no number right now, but I'll see if I can find his card.

Author:  jkruse [ August 12th, 2009, 10:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cedar for canoe building

Thanks for the sugestions everyone much appreciated.
I am planing to build a 16' Chestnut Prospector from Carrying Place Canoe Works plans.
Thanks
Jim

Author:  aaront [ August 24th, 2009, 12:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cedar for canoe building

Blain(e?) Dieter in Dodge Cove (Prince Rupert) operates a sawmill speciallizing in boat grade red/yellow cedar and sitka spruce. Not sure of the phone number.

Author:  dunkin' [ August 24th, 2009, 1:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cedar for canoe building

Second on this page is a bit about Blaine Dieter. It has his email address on it, so I sent one.

http://dodgecoveartsguild.com/woodwork.html

Author:  dunkin' [ August 24th, 2009, 5:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cedar for canoe building

I got this prompt reply from Blaine Deiter. I had been asking him about shipping to Calgary.

Quote:
Hello Jim
I do carry a selection of red cedar and sitka spruce, Select Clears . I also stock; cypress (yellow cedar) , birch ,alder.beech, cherry,black walnut.fir, hemlock and others. I Have shipped to edmonton and calgary many times, sometimes by common carrier. If the orders are large enough , I will deliver personally, thus ensuring the wood arrives at it's destination in pristine condition.
What are the size and lengths you would prefer? Let me know , and i'll work up a quote.

Thanks Blaine Dieter H 250-624-5454 C 250-624-1808


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