Adding a feature line

With the keel strips in place, I wanted to add a feature line of dark wenge wood. I split some strips down to about 3/8″ wide and installed them next to my strips that I had run parallel to the shear strips (not against the keel strips.) I had to join several shorter lengths together to fit. Once they were in place, I started installing more strips next to the keel strips. All of the cedar in this center football shaped patch will be the book-matched cedar that had a dark streak running through it. I aligned the pattern to be symmetrical along the keel line. I am hoping it will be quite striking when finished.

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