Wooden kayak, canoe & row boat kits . pygmy wooden boat kits are lightweight, rugged & beautiful. we pride ourselves on our award-winning designs, excellent customer. Stitch-and-glue construction, along with the development of epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood, has revolutionized and revitalized wooden boat building. this. The osprey. the great-looking osprey at the top was built by alan drum from presque isle, wisconsin. it’s being paddled on rainy lake by its proud owner laura, alan’s.