Build Your Dream Boat

Build a gift that will be treasured for generations to come, 
A handcrafted heirloom that is a "Functional Work of Art".

Welcome to Newfound Woodworks, Inc.

Easy to Build Strip Canoe, Kayak & Rowing Boats with Unmatched Quality - Since 1984

“We are complete source for cedar strip boat building.”


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Learn about our tools and the materials we use. 

Newfound Woodworks creates and offers the highest quality cedar strip canoe, kayak and rowing boat kits available. Our hand-milled strips are created one strip at a time with strict tolerances measured in the thousandths of an inch, and our kits are engineered so that you can build these beautiful boat designs using just six basic hand tools, no experience needed. We also offer instruction, tools, plans, all high quality building materials as well as hands-on workshops. Let our award-winning proven designs and incredible customer service help you with your journey of discovering the art of Cedar Strip Boatbuilding!

Build or give a gift that will be treasured for generations to come, a handcrafted heirloom that is well known for being a lightweight yet strong “Functional Work of Art”.

What we Do

We manufacture complete cedar strip canoe, kayak, and rowing boat kits, as well as kayak  hybrid and stitch-n-glue! Our kits are engineered so that you can build these beautiful boats using just basic hand tools.  All you need is work space, tools and time!  We create all our own wooden components. Our strips are sought after for their precision mill with strict tolerances and unsurpassed quality.   We offer workshops and classes, as well as personalized private instruction.  We custom mill, too!

What we Offer

We are a complete source for Cedar Strip Boatbuilding. We offer all items needed to build Cedar Strip Canoes, Kayaks, and Rowing Crafts.  Our prized Cove & Bead strips are milled of Northern White Cedar, Western Red Cedar, and Alaskan Yellow Cedar. These species can be mixed to create a pattern in your canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats. 

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Celebrating 39 years

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2023 - Newfound Woodworks celebrates 39 years of award winning designs, boatbuilding, manufacturing with Outstanding Customer Service!