Plywood Boat, some background information on the
has a Picture Framing business, Just
Frames and also
custom designs and makes furniture at Made by Magic in
in Tasmania where some of the most beautiful timber is grown,
he is using Tasmanian Myrtle veneer to clad his Mahalini.
An ideal choice for a Tasmanian Plywood Boat.
cunninghamii) is the dominant tree of the Tasmanian
It grows mainly in the
moist temperate forests
and sheltered parts western and north-west Tasmania.
The heartwood ranges from
pale pink through to
browns and deep purples.
The grain is very fine
often with beautiful
The color ranges from soft
pink to streaks of
A perfect veneer for
Andrew's plywood boat.
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Tasmania is the
heart-shaped island to the south west of mainland Australia.
Australia's only island
state is one of the
world's most mountainous islands.
Its lush green valleys,
serrated peaks and
coastlines enjoy a mild climate with a regular rainfall, varying from
three meters a year on the west coast to less than 20 centimeters in
Situated within the Roaring
Forties of the
Southern Ocean the Tasmania has some of the cleanest air in
second-oldest city and
southernmost capital, lies between the foothills of Mt Wellington and
Hobart’s wealth and success
was built on
being surrounded by water which, allowed ships and boats to travel
Hobart Tasmania is home to The
Australian Wooden Boat
Festival which is hosted in Sullivan’s Cove, Hobart.
This show is gearing up to be bigger
than ever with the next
year on the 11th to 14th February 2011.
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Malahini is just one of the
plywood boat designs
been producing specifically for the beginning DIY builder since 1953.
They can supply plans for
virtually every type
of boat and have published six books written by their own staff
plywood boat building.
Pioneers in plywood boat
construction they have
published a book which is the only text available that is devoted
to plywood boat construction.
Andrew’s Malahini Part 1.
Andrew’s Malahini Part 2.