Strip-Built...Lighthouse, Anyone?

Submitted byJumbliah onMon, 04/23/2018 - 10:04

Way off topic, but, I have considered various designs for a 5' lighthouse for the front yard.  My wife wants one to cover an ugly sewer pump.  It just occurred to me the other day that using conventional strip-building techniques for such a project should be straightforward.  In fact, I would think that such a project would be a good start for beginner strip-builders.

Has anyone tried something like this?  How far afield from conventional kayaks has strip-building taken you?

I've added this project for my back-burner to-do list for the year.  I'll add photos along the way, if anyone is interested.


Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:55

do you want your lighthouse to be light enough to move easily to access the sewer pump? Sounds like a good idea.

After building a half-dozen epoxy strip canoes, I decided to build a strip-planked 29' sloop. :-)

It's NOT the same when the strips are 1.25" x 1.5" !

Check out back issues of Epoxyworks-

You'll find a lot of ideas there. Epoxy is great stuff.

I can imagine!  Thanks for the link.  I got so caught up in browsing the great info on there that I didn't respond to your note for a while...

I especially find the article about epoxy penetration interesting...the concept of outgassing the wood prior to applying epoxy in order to have the epoxy adhere to the wood better...