I met the Cedar Boat Works crew out at The Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, OR this past August. They build the cedar boards and paddles by hand out of a small workshop in NW Portland. At the time they were preparing to launch a crowd funding venture with their custom, hand-built cedar SUP boards, paddles and DIY (Do It Yourself) kits. As of this morning, they had raised $415 of their $5000 goal. The boards are beautiful and if you ever wanted to BYO (build your own) and are good with wood, this could be a lot of fun. Or at very least a valuable learning experience. They are a great group, passionate about boatbuilding and are worth supporting for sure.