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Birch plywood for a Tiki 21

Hello everyone,

Well, it is now 2023 and my son and I's  Tiki 21 project is back on.

This time we would like to know if Birch plywood would be right for this project. We may have a good deal on enough of it to build the entire boat.

I am attaching a screen capture that describe the main qualities of this material.

It seems right to us but, being first time builders, we would appreciate the opinions of more…


Added by Andre on May 16, 2023 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Softwood vs Hardwood for timber


My son and I are planning on building a Tiki 21 this summer.

The study plans for the boat call for soft wood lumber.

"Timber: Use a fine grained softwood (white or red pine, spruce, Columbian Pine

etc.),selecting wood for grain and ‘no knots’. A light weight hardwood, such as a light

mahogany (also called gaboon or occume) can be used."

But we have a friend who just sent us this message:

"I have 1000 board feet of white oak logs sitting in my…


Added by Andre on April 8, 2021 at 9:12am — 5 Comments

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