Hi!i developed the urge to build my own canoe/kayak. it took a while to get the courage for the undertaking, and my research took me down several possible avenues….. Skin on frame boatbuilding method. skin on frame refers to a method of boatbuilding that has been around for a very long time. typically a light frame often made of. Some fabrics might not be wide enough to be cut in a semicircle on their own. in that case you may have to stitch multiple pieces together, either in a wedge shape.