I'm about to embark on my first wood-strip project here in the Amazon, where I'm working with certified and sustainably-harvested timber.
Does anyone have suggestions for "exotic" woods not necessarily available in other regions that could be used for a high-performance solo flatwater canoe? I have access to mahoganies and cedars (though certified is very difficult to find), as well as balsa and other very lightweight woods. I am particularly interested in finding "alternative" woods for boatbuilding using strip construction.
Thanks from Manaus.