If you're looking for a fun and inexpensive project to keep you busy in the garage over summer this clever single-sheet plywood canoe is a functional boat and an exercise in design all in one.
Hannu Vartiala is a man in love with the science of boat building. His personal site is a trove of information about DIY boat building, properties of wood, types of adhesives, and more. The particular project we're highlighting today turns a single sheet of plywood into an 18-foot-long dug-out style canoe.
All you'll need for the project, his template aside, is a sheet of plywood, some screws and glue, a few 2X2 wood planks, and some hand tools. Check out the full project guide at the link below or visit his main site in the link above for a full education on DIY small boat construction.