Guys I apprciate all the info. All this info is for my 3rd one I'm fixing to start. Still finishing the 2nd flat bottom. The 3rd will be a UJ Piroge. I have found a place I can get 16' rough cut ceder, pine, or cypress. I would like to plane it down to 1/8" or so and build the Piroge out of 2" strips and no epoxy. In my mind the wood would be simi smooth but would age and look "cool". If I can't do it in strips I would just plane it down to 1/8" and use a 10" strip for each side and either a plywood bottom or glue 10" strips together. I wouldn't have to scarf for length which would cut down on seams. Does my idea sound feasable? And would I use "glue" to seal the bottom to the sides?