Traditional, double-paddle, and decked canoes that you can build. stitch and glue and strip-planked designs.. Stitch-and-glue boatbuilding learn introductory and advanced modern plywood boatbuilding techniques suitable for heavy-duty boats. john harris—august 20–26. Intro: build a greenland kayak. this instructible will teach you how to build a 17 foot long greenland kayak that will weigh between 30 and 40 pounds and cost less.