Many lumber suppliers and boat kit makers will supply strips with the bead and cove already milled in. Affiliate links Buy Boat Books on-line. The Cabin Top and Cockpit. October 22, Christopher Burford. After removing the forms he finished the inside in the same way.
Advocates of Eastern White cedar claim it is easier to bend and nicer to work with.
The Cedar Strip Boat Building Technique (Stage 1)
Once wetted out with epoxy the cloth will be virtually invisible. Which ever way you decide to plank you will have an area that will need fitting and trimming of strips. Using tools can be dangerous, get help and advice if you are not certain. How are the strips fitted together. Once this "jig" is completed, the edges of the moulds, hog etc are beveled to suit the planking which is in the form of narrow parallel strips of wood - usually Cedar.