The Making of a Birchbark Canoe

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Planking and Ribbing

Once the canoe is completely bound, it is ready for ribbing and planking.
Planking and ribbing is normally done in one day and it is the most satisfying
part of the process, since it's the day all your preparatins finally come together
and the progress really shows.

Planking is laid into the canoe in sections called tiers. Each tier is plaked and
ribbed seperately. The picture below shows a tier planked and ready for ribs.

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