Ripped the stringers, gunwales, inwales, rubwales, and keelson all from one 5.5″x12′ board of poplar. They say you can even make these boats out of 2x4s but I figure might as well go for the “good” wood if you are going to spend a lot of time on a project. Also cut the stem parts from poplar. ¬†All the wales are clamped to pre bend them in the vertical direction so they don’t twist on the frame. Had to spray them down with a bit of water to get the bend.

clamped wales and stringers
stem parts ready for glue