With the help of this forum, Nick's books and videos, and despite my numerous mistakes, I've completed my first kayak, the Guillemot Petrel Play. The personalized coaming was to cover up the fact I cut and glued the cherry strips incorrectly. The wide maple accent around the recess was another oops fixer. I cut the hole in the deck too large.
Now to make a paddle or paddles, and wait for warm weather.