The Family Handyman magazine ran a 3 part series on building a cedar strip canoe. Very detailed with lots of pictures. The issues I think were in 1994, so they aren't listed on their 5 yr. database on the website - you may need to send an email to Customer Service. I actually built the 16' canoe and have been more than delighted with it over the years. The thing to remember is to go slowly, but don't get crazy about the precise fit of each strip. Fiberglass will be sealing everything. Just follow the plans and all will go well! Have fun
Try the Woodenboat Store 1-800-273-7447 or www.wooodenboat.com
They have all the books you'll ever need on the subject.
I have a book called Building a Strip Canoe by Gil Gilpatrick
Published by DeLorme Publishing in 1985. ISBN 0-89933-026-6.
If not available, Woodenboat has something similar.
I have built a couple canoe's over 10 years ago. Have fun!