makin wood fins

What kind of wood is good for making fins? Can I use the same type of wood that is used for making tailblocks (hardwoods)?

marine ply is the standard wood mostly. although i am not a fin maker. others might tell u what u can and can not use. dj

Try snooping around a cabinet shop for some birch ply. 9-ply is a good choice. I prefer 3/8" thick but many use 1/2". Good Luck.


yep all my fins are made from wood 9 ml is spot on ,form ply or eco ply,the layers help in foiling as well make sure you get at least 5 layers … regards BERT