With over 20 years of experience in building and repairing small wooden boats, along with his career teaching the craft, Rössel is an excellent tutor for the home boatbuilder.

He begins with a thorough explanation of the various planking styles, such as carvel, lapstrake, strip planking and stitch-and-glue. He then covers materials, tools, construction techniques and basic accessories. The final section discusses several types of pulling boats, canoes, kayaks, dories, sailboats and powerboats to help you select the right boat for your needs.

Hardcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 342 pages.