BOAT KITS, Precut Plywood, Epoxy, Glass, Sails.

JO Woodworks boat kit laid out on floor by customer

JO Woodworks make and ship boat kits for John Welsford, Storer Boat Plans and Ross Miller Kayaks. From precut plywood to the works.

We use quality materials and ship to the Lower 48 states and far beyond.

Our boat kits can be any level you request, Plywood Panels, plus timber, plus sails.

For any boats listed below but without links yet feel free to
contact me


Boat Kits for John Welsford Boat Designs

Sherpa – 9ft Tender – Rows, Sails Outboard and handles large payloads

Kit for Sherpa Tender for sail and oar by John Welsford. Available North America

Sei Precut Kit – 15ft Double Ended Sailboat, classic lines for Sail and Oar.

Sailing the prototype of the Welford SEI sail and oar dinghy

Boat Kits for Michael Storer Boat Plans

Viola 14 Sailing Canoe Kit – A light 14′ sailing canoe that sails like a performance dinghy – modern and lug rig options

Sail option 3 for Viola 14 Sailing canoe kit - USA and Americas

Eureka Paddling Canoe Kit – Classic 16ft wooden Paddling Canoe

The beautiful Eureka canoe on the lake. We provide full kits for the Eureka Canoe. USA lower 48 states and more.

Oz Goose Sail Boat Kit – A stable, simple and affordable sailboat with excellent performance

Kit for Oz Goose family sailing dinghy available in north America from JO Woodworks

COMING SOON – Storer Kombi Sail and Paddle Canoe Kit – Prototype is underway to prove the kit for this family sail and paddle canoe.

Storer Kombi sail and paddle canoe kit, precut plywood prototype

Storer Quick Canoe Kit – a simple canoe kit that performs well and can be built in a few weekends.

Michael Storer Quick Canoe Built from a boat kit

Quick Canoe Electric Kit – A light cargo canoe kit for efficient speed with a trolling motor

kit for  cargo canoe electric trolling motor - storer quick canoe electric

Boat Kits for Ross Miller SOF Designs

Egret Skin on Frame Kayak Kit – Greenland style kayak is fast and an easy and cheap build

Egret skin on frame kayak from JO woodworks kit

Trout Lily Skin on Frame Kayak Kit – at 11ft and 32lbs a lovely, portable Skin on Frame Kayak with good stability

Kit for ross Miller Trout Lily Kayak

Kits – In house adaptations by J.O Woodworks

Texas PD Racer Sail Boat Kit – Developed to fit the class rules of the Puddle Duck Racers. A very smart performer with two rig options.

Kits for the PD Racer are now available - as the prototype Texas Duck sails on the lake.

JO Woodworks have been building boats and boat parts for 25 years and building quality furniture for 40.

John Owens

What is in our Boat Kits

Our kits have all the plywood pieces cut out to shape. 

There are several options:

  • Complete boat kits with plywood components cut to shape, all timber, fiberglass, epoxy, sails and more.
  • Foil kits preshaped for the centreboard or leeboard and rudder blades
  • Plywood components only kits
  • Plywood components precut plus all timber
  • Sails

Our goal is for you to only make simple cuts that can be done with an inexpensive handsaw.

The only exception to this is that occasionally there is one that has to be cut to fit a special location that just can’t be done ahead of time.  These pieces are cut oversized so they can be trimmed and fit accurately. 

We include all the timbers you need to build the boat including any temporary items. Such as spreaders to push the sides of the boat apart while building if required in the plans.

Some of the timbers are cut to length but most are left long for you to cut to an exact fit. 

Why Start with a Boat Kit?

boat kits from JO Woodworks can include epoxy and fibreglass as well as precut plywood

You might ask yourself.  Why should I spend the extra money to buy a kit when I can go down to the local lumber yard and get everything I need?

That is a good question so here’s my answer. 

The simple answer is, 
IT GETS YOU ON THE WATER FASTER. 

But three good additional reasons below.

1/ Building a boat from scratch is very rewarding and just plan fun!  There are many out there, however, that have never done any serious woodworking so want a head start so the building goes quickly.

2/ Building a boat is a great family project.  A well thought through boat kit will eliminate all the tedious layout work that makes most children bored and lose interest.   

3/ We have already spent the time to tweak the shapes so they fit together properly.   The boats will go together easily and before long you will be painting or varnishing and getting out on the water to use it. 

Joining Timber – precut joints and a simple jig to glue up straight.

If pieces need to be scarfed together due to the length we have taken care of that cut too.  A jig for gluing up the scarf joint will also be included in the kit. 

Labelling all the Boat Kit Components

All pieces have labels on them so you know what they are.  We also include the dimensions on many of the labels just in case a label happens to separate from the wood during shipping. 

Epoxy and Fiberglass

We supply Epoxy and Fiberglass for the comprehensive kit. We can also supply to any level that you want. With or without these items.

Ropes, Fittings and Sails

We can supply these items at reasonable prices as well. Please be aware that while we endeavour to have sails available quickly, at some times of year there can be delays because of high demand.

Shipping Kits Throughout North America.

Our kits are created in a way that they can be shipped by UPS Ground to the lower 48 states.  This saves money and time for you plus eliminates the problem often created by trying to get a large truck to a residence.  Especially if you live in a rural area like I do. 

We work with the boat designer for any modifications that this might require from their original plans.

We Supply Plans or you can buy from Duckworks

Plans for most of our boats can be purchased either with our kits or through Duckworks Boat Builders Supply.  

We do include information for piece locations to ease your construction.  As mentioned above, we will have fiberglass and epoxy kits for our boats that can be shipped to you or you can order specific items for yourself. 

Duckworks is your best source for fiberglass and epoxy as well as various hardware items you may need for your new boat.  Chuck and Sandra are very helpful folks and have built many boats themselves.  So they know what you are accomplishing and will help in everyway they can.

Contact Details for JO Woodworks.

If you need more information, please contact me.

John Owens
870 C.R.3812
Troup, Texas 75789


Phone: 903-894-6293
Email: jowoodworks@yahoo.com
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Why Build From One of Our Boat Kits.

Free up your hands while sailing – the fantastic Tiller Clutch.

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