Grain Surfboards’ All New Ply-Beam Surfboard Kits are designed to get you in and out of the shop easier and out on the water faster. PlyBeam Kits can be built and shaped in half the time of our HomeGrown Kits, (Just 4 Days!).
Ply-Beam Technology allows for less set up time, fewer tools and materials and completely eliminates the need for a complicated shop setup like a rocker table and bar clamps. These new surfboard kits are fully CNC-machined from Lloyds Certified, FSC Certified marine plywood. You’ll be up and building in minutes, seeing real progress from day one. Just cut out the parts and start assembling your board.
High quality, precision-cut plywood top and bottom planks means no gluing up or cutting out planks. Clunky bar clamps and your jigsaw can remain on the shelf. Using precision cut frame locks and plank edges, PlyBeam Kits take the challenge out of ensuring your board is built symetrically. This new construction method allows the frame and bottom planks to be dry fit together before the adhesives are added, nearly eliminating the stress of working within dry times. We’ve also made the installation of blocking and the alignment of planks a breeze through precise engraving and added tools and jigs.
On Models with a center fin, the included, built-in fin eliminates the need to router and install a fin box or buy a fin at all. Our new, all-natural cork rails are stepped in height and banded around the board in layers, giving home builders precise guide points to shape to. Rails can simply be applied with tape and shaped with a block of wood and sandpaper.
Our new PlyBeam kits are designed to save money on shipping costs, with a max length of 4’ on any wood parts, utilizing precise puzzle joints in all included parts. Easy to follow, step by step instructions are available online for your viewing pleasure and continued reference. Detailed photos and How-To videos are also included.
We developed our kits before wood surfboard kits existed anywhere else, and from the beginning, we've wanted them to be complete, comprehensible and above all, do-able. We support our kit builders by phone, email, and in person. We love this process, and we want every surfer to get the same experience we've had, and to paddle out, incredulous, on a gorgeous board they built themselves.
Note: PlyBeam Kits are available as a complete kit including all wood, glues, glassing supplies, hardware etc. Or if you're pretty stocked up at home, you can save some money and purchase a 'wood-only' kit which includes just the keel, frames, stringers, railbands and internal blocking. Available in our 10' Waterlog, 7'6" Sapling and 5'5" Mini Simmons.
Note: Before you decide on a surfboard kit from someone else make sure you understand the total cost of the component materials you'll have to source and buy separately, as well as the time it will take to fill in the gaps of knowledge that aren't covered in their manual.
Kits usually ship in 2-3 weeks, but let us know if there's a rush - once in a while we have a shortage of materials and have to wait for something to come in. You can find tools and other board building supplies and materials you might need in our online store.
Note: These kits are available in the US only at this time. If you're anywhere in Europe, please visit Fyne Boat Kits. In Australia or New Zealand, visit Denman Marine. The good folks at both of these places offer all of HomeGrown Kit designs using local woods. If you're anywhere else in the world, note that we may not be able to send you epoxy due to international haz-mat shipping regulations. If this is the case, we'll happily credit you back for the epoxies and any supplies we cant send and we'll do our best to help you find a local epoxy supplier in your part of the world.