Went out and got my wood yesterday for a strip deck on my Northbay. Spent Friday finishing up pulling the old deck off (from the shearclamps at last) and cut out the last bit of the skeg box. So what did I get, you ask?
17 board feet of white cedar,
3.5 Board feet of mahogany, and
6 board feet of walnut.
I won't be using all the walnut, and probably not all of the mahogany, but I think I'm right on the edge with the cedar. We'll see how it goes. I spent today planing the wood and scarfing it, and even ripped a dozen or so short strips of the cedar. I realized I needed to make a router table in order to cove and bead the strips so I spent the last hour of my work time doing that. Just need some long enough mounting screws and I'm ready to groove those bad boys and then get to work gluing them up.
I came up with a question while ripping my strips today though. I'm primarily having cedar with the walnut and mahogany as accent strips. The accents will be a mellow wave pattern from the front to the rear of the boat. Is it better to start with the accent strips or leave blanks for the accents and go back to them after I get a good chunk of the cedar in place?