Newfound Woodworks

18′ 2″ White Guide

Kit Specifications

Length 18'2"
Beam (BOA) 35"
Beam (BWL) 34.625"
Weight 64 lbs.
Displacement (Capacity) 625 lbs
Draft (at Capacity) 5.22"
Center Depth 12.00"
Depth at Bow 22.78"
Rocker 1.00"

The White Guide is based on a design from the EM White Canoe Co. of Maine. The lines for this version were taken by Gil Gilpatrick, author of Building a Strip Canoe. This is a large capacity, very stable canoe meant for long trips with two paddlers and lots of gear. Even so, the finished strip version should only weigh about 65 lbs.

Two White Guides were built by the students at Hutchinson High School in Minnesota and were taken to the Boundary Waters for a multi-day trip.

The White Guide shown above was built by the Newfound Woodworks’ crew and paddled down the Yellowstone River by John Holt.

About Our Kits

All of our kits are created as we get orders. Please email us ( with your name, address, telephone number, and shipping address (if different) and we will email a quote that includes packaging and shipping costs. A “kit” can include everything or just certain items. If you just want strips, email us with the pertinent name and address, the design you are building and we will email a quote. We mill all of our strips here at our facility in New Hampshire to the highest standards after air drying the cedar. If you pick up at our shop, of course there is no shipping charge. We will shrink wrap your materials so that they are impervious to the weather. A kit can be picked up with a vehicle that you would normally use to transport your canoe or kayak.

The White Guide Kit Includes:

Plans, our Strip Building Construction Notes, CNC cut mold Forms that include Clamping Grooves for Stapleless Construction, a CD of Construction Pictures showing several canoes we have built, coved and Beaded 6′ to 10′ Northern White Cedar Strips, About 30% Full Length Western Red Cedar Strips, four aspen strips for accents, pre-milled Ash Outwales, Scuppered Ash Inwales, Ash Thwart or Yoke, Natural Cane/Ash Seat(s), Spanish cedar seat cleats, Seat Hardware, Ash Stem Laminations, Spanish cedar Deck Material, Fiberglass, Slow Cure, Low Viscosity, Non-Blushing Epoxy, Epoxy Application Supplies, and Varnish.

E-mail us with your complete address and the design you are interested in and we will quote shipping and packaging costs.


If you haven’t built a stripper before and aren’t sure about the process, you may want to get a Pre-Kit first. This includes “Cedar Strip Building” DVD, “Applying Fiberglassing” DVD, and Susan Van Leuven’s book, “The Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building“.

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