How Nick Makes Wooden Kayaks


This video compresses up to six months of labor into five minutes. Nick hand crafts each kayak and small boat out of hundreds of small pieces of wood, each fitted individually to create a lightweight shell. This shell is covered a reinforcing layer of fiberglass. Fiberglass starts out as a white fabric. With an application of epoxy resin the cloth becomes transparent. This covering adds great strength to the boat and waterproofs the wood all while allowing the natural beauty of the wood to shine through.