The art of wooden boat construction today enjoys a renaissance among craftsmen and first-time boat-builders. Although the advent of fiberglass and composite materials nearly took boat-building out of the hands of the individual craftsman, wood is revitalizing boat-building as the best core material for innovative construction techniques. The use of epoxy resins enables mating any type of wood and proves strong, flexible, and durable. Today’s boat-builder can create an economical, seaworthy, and higher-quality craft from the enduring, natural beauty of traditional marine and other woods.
From lofting to woodworking to finishing, whether using stitch-and-glue or clenched nails, you can build your dream – from a kayak to a dory to a yacht – using any wood from Okoume to Spanish cedar to the finest Malaysian teak. The marine lumber from Kellogg Hardwoods includes time-tested species milled to the highest quality of smoothness and uniformity. Kellogg Hardwoods’ consultants can provide practical and aesthetic advice gained from more than forty years of wooden-boat building and hardwood experience. Their hands-on expertise will give you the edge in making your woodworking and construction efficient, easy and gratifying. When you launch, you will enjoy the woodworker’s pride and the sailor’s admiration for a beautiful nautical craft.