Building a stitch & glue kayak: video. this 14-part video walks you through every step in the construction of a wooden chesapeake 16 kayak. handsome, straightforward. Stitch-and-glue construction, along with the development of epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood, has revolutionized and revitalized wooden boat building.. Designs of small boats, kayaks, canoes, and rowing boats and provides plans, kits and instructions to build your own wooden boat..