Our priority - Traditional construction methods and building materials
Materials and Workmanship- Built to last
We take our craftsmanship very seriously employing only the best skills, methods, and techniques. Whether it's how a butt joint in the planking scheme is cut, the mortise and tenon joinery used for seat frames, or hand fairing the exterior of the hull, we never opt for short cuts. We take our time to do each and every task properly so your canoe will last longer, perform better, and look better.
Using top quality traditional materials is paramount to us. Hardware and fasteners like stem bands, screws, tacks, and carriage bolts are custom made for us to our specifications. We mix our canvas filler, personally select all the lumber ourselves at the mill, and only use marine paints, varnishes, and other products specifically designed for traditional wooden boat use. These are just some of the steps taken to ensure we have control over the quality of materials that go into our canoes.
There are many custom features and options that may be added to your canoe. These include outer stems, keel, floorboards, mahogany trim package, half ribs, wannigan ribs, carrying yoke, red cedar planking, rub rails, and sailing rigs.
Your canoe may also be personalized with features like a two tone paint scheme, stripping, monograms, custom art work, seat backs, paddles, and more. For further information, please contact us.
Slide show: images of how we build
A short video - sights and sounds of the shop.