I'm going to make a Mystic River Canoe from plans and was wondering how important it is to have 18' strips. Or, should I just attach smaller strips? I guess I can certainly mail order them if it comes to it although wonder if it is cheaper to mill my own..
I have a router table and tablet saw but it seems sort of difficult to put a bead and cove in 18' strips.. but is this how it's done? On the other hand, if I connect a bunch of smaller strips, I imagine it will have color variations.
Also, having a little difficulty finding clear cedar in NW Montana, may have to go over to Washington?
Thanks for any help or advice!