I looked through the archives and didn't quite find the answer I was looking for. I'm hearing that reclaimed old-growth VG Douglas-fir may not be suitable for planking because it can be hard, brittle, and prone to split. Anyone used reclaimed DF to plank lapstrake boats around 16'? I'm thinking about Gartside's #165.
What about other reclaimed woods for boatbuilding? The source for DF also has reclaimed white oak, cherry, walnut, and chestnut.
Is reclaimed DF worth the risk for planking a double-ender?
Thanks - Gary Davis