Thousands of builders have assembled chesapeake light craft’s stitch-and-glue boats from scratch. you might already have a stash of marine grade plywood and epoxy, or. Plans for building your own wooden kayak from scratch using the stitch-and-glue or cedar-strip method.. 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.