Lumber Harvesting, Drying, and Applications


Our program is avocational, for serious amateurs who love traditional wooden boats and wish to help preserve the history, design, and construction methods of this craft.

Instruction on how to harvest and cure locally growing boat building timber.

For all levels of woodworking experience.

On a first come, first serve basis with a tuition cost of $40 per session.


Robert Darr is a boatbuilder, designer, and teacher with over thirty years of experience. He has pioneered the use of Californian woods in boatbuilding.