Originally Posted by Aktundra
I am wondering if the technics used in building a cedar strip canoe, could be used to build up a wood interior?
Seems that the series of horizontal lines coming up from the floor to a "waistline", meeting a series of front-to-back lines along the ceiling and down the sides, would both contribute to the illusion of wider and longer than it actually us. Maybe the opportunity to include some inlays.
If its water tight enough for a boat, would certainly address condensation between the skins
Not sure how the cedar strips would be attached, but it seems with the aluminum ribs, one would have as much to work with as a boat builder.
Has anybody posted pic's of something like this ?
I've thought about this as well and decided it would be too challenging to do on a large scale, at least for me. I've built a few cedar strip canoes, and the cedar is largely just a form to shape a fiberglass hull. As a woodworker, I figured I could probably get the cedar strips installed. It would be very time consuming to do right, but laying the fiberglass on the inside, compound curves would be extremely difficult.
Someday, I may try the cedar strip technique on some smaller components.