Re: Bead and cove cedar strips
It does depend on just what you are building, really, for the optimum strip size. But I know that Flounder Bay used to sell mostly 3/4 x 1/4, which seems to work well enough for most canoes or kayaks. Planed both sides is actually unnecessary, but I think most amateur builders will feel comforted if it starts out smooth, even though you're going to be sanding everything down to fair off anyways.
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