We just finished this skiff with a Boatbuilding Partner. This was built by a group of 10 High Schoolers from St Paul. We chose to oil in the inside of the boat and paint the outside. I think it is a good testament to their craftsmanship to oil the inside and expose any mistakes. Just like like anything mistakes are how we learn to be better craftspeople. This skiff was constucted out of White Pine, Fir Plywood, Black Cherry, and White Oak. We will test it out this spring once the ice gives up it's grip of the water below.