There is a guy in boulder who builds strip boat canoes and kayaks, I think Al beat me to it, but I didn’t know his name anyway, and there is a lot of building and kits online.
As fun as it seems plain on spending about 3k for a kayak and 16 months of your time, and that’s only if you get it right the first time. Good news is they are easily repairable with resin instead of glue, but that’s considered cheating.
I tip I saw, was to coat the inside of the boat with a thin set epoxy, it absorbs into the wood and bonds and seals it. And everybody was like “no” but I did a test layup in my garage, one with clamps and water glue the other with a resin coating and I had to smash the resin to get it to break. Glue alone broke on impact.
Either way post pictures of your progress. Do cutting boards and other small scale projects to get a feel.
stoked for you.