While in Hawaii, we saw a beautiful surfboard made from wood strips covering it. My daughter-in-law asked if I could make one like that. I said "no".
While I have no intention of trying, just thinking about the project has proven challenging. I know the inside is hard foam. Laying and fastening the strips would be challenging. They couldn't have spaces in between and must conform precisely to the shape of the foam. Plus, the strips would have to be quite thin to keep weight down. The one we saw used beautiful woods and was equally beautifully finished. Enney ideas on how this might have been done? Sorry, I didn't take a picture.