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Strip: What would would you suggest? *PIC*


Building my first kayak, a Night Heron Hybrid and i'm about ready to get wood for the deck. In the image below i've illustrated my intended deck design (although i've decided to take out some of the detail such as most of the pinstriping). While I labeled everything with the types of wood i intend to use, as though I knew what I was talking about; the truth is, outside of oak and pine from lowes i'm pretty clueless as to the best woods to use. I'm looking for a darker, redish tone wood for what i've labeled 'red cedar'. And something light for what's labeled 'white cedar' and something inbetween for the 'yellow cedar', but I think i'd like it to be closer to the 'red cedar' in darkness than the 'white'. The hull is made of okuome with a cherry stem. I'm not totally sold on the color choices i've made so i'm open to any and all suggestions you may have. Looking forward to your responses!

(PS: What's a good wood for the 'white'?)