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Welcome to
Duck Trap Woodworking

...the source you'll need to help you build your own
traditional lapstrake boat.

To order any of these digital editions of Walter Simmons' books, just click on the title.


Lines, Lofting & Half Models

Lapstrake Boatbuilding


Building Lapstrake Canoes



Building Sunshine

Glued Lap Construction

Pigeons & Gudgeons

...and from our Boatbuilding in Pictures series, Building ...

The Rhodes Wherry

The Newfoundland Trap Skiff

The Christmas Wherry

The Matinicus Double Ender

The Harbor Skiff

Lapstrake Canoes

The Duck Trap Wherry

The Alli8

The Littlest Boats

...and last but not least for all you carvers:

Basic Decoy Carving