Dave's back from a very successful trip to the West Coast where he finalized the purchase of our planking for these twin schooners.
We're going to be using Alaskan yellow cedar, a member of the Cypress family, known for excellent durability and workability.
Dave was really impressed with the Surrey, British Columbia mill where these giant logs were sawn.
"It was a really professional place, very efficient," he said. But most importantly, he is soooo pleased with the wood.
"It's beautiful stuff, clear...perfect really. As a builder, I'm really, really, pleased. (Editor's note: this by Dave standards is practically gushing!)
The plank, which needs about three months to dry, will be shipped East later this fall.
Work on the vessels, which were framed up last spring and have sat seasoning under cover these last few months, will resume shortly with construction of the deck beams.
Can't wait to see wood chips again!