I chose this design as a chance to try strip building and the epoxy approach. The boat is made of Eastern White Cedar, Western Red Cedar and Walnut. I used System Three Epoxy and Captains Z Spar Varnish For the finish. The project took 3 months elapsed time working almost full time at it! This one person canoe weighs about 17 pounds and is very fast in the water using either the Aleut or Greenland Style double paddles!