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 it might just be your. Plans for building your own wooden kayak from scratch using the stitch-and-glue or cedar-strip method. great auk. a range of simple, roomy and stable cedar-strip sea kayaks with plumb ends. 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 than $300 in materials. compare that with the 45 to 60 pound.