When Winfield Thompson had his first WEE PUP built the boat builder asked "Where would you like you tub delivered?". It is kind of tubby, but the lapstrake sides help to let you know it's a boat. With the version, that I am thinking of, it would just look like a tub. Well what can I say, after all, TARTLET, looks like a coffin, truly. If you were going to build a coffin that is what it would look like.
I found a forum on the use of Luan plywood for boat building. The gang on the WoodenBoatForum didn't think Luan of much use in boatbuilding, or most of them did. There were one of two who realize it's limitations and use it anyway. So, I'm not alone in this attitude.