Services

Cedar Strip Voyaguer with Foam Core Ribs

Custom Boat Building

Let's build your dream boat!
Choose from my wide collection of classic design plans or provide your own. We can also work from an existing design and change it to perfectly fit your needs.

Planning a paddling or rowing adventure of a lifetime?
Whether it is a canoe, kayak, paddleboard or rowboat, I can build the perfect adventure craft!

Need a boat for the family cabin?
I can build the fishing boat, motor launch or day sailor that will instantly become a family heirloom.

Want to get out on Lake Superior but not sure what boat you need?
I can help you pick out a design that will suit your needs and keep you safe.

Wooden Boat Restoration

From wood canvas canoes to wooden sailing yachts, I can restore your wooden boat to its original beauty and function.

Repairs often include:
Replacing rotten or broken wooden elements
Replacing or tightening worn out fasteners
Fairing and refinishing paint and varnish.

Get in touch with me to look at your old boat that needs restoration.

On the Loft Floor

Lofting

Homebuilding?

Have a design you’d like to build but can't figure out how to get started?

I loft any scale plan to full size patterns. You will receive the plan view and waterlines on architectural paper, and bodylines to transfer to mold stock on mylar.

I am available to discuss challenging parts of your project, and if you live near me, I can provide hands-on assistance on aspects of your project that you are not comfortable with.

RV, Camper, Motorhome

RV’s, Campers and Vans

I’ve done everything from assembling utility trailers to gut remodeling RVs.

Contact me about projects from a food truck with a creative wooden twist to the ultimate land yacht for a national park adventure!

Cedar Chest with Bread Board End Top

Custom Carpentry

Have a project requiring more skills than a general contractor can provide?

Contact me for custom woodwork throughout your home, including custom furniture, built in settees, and custom trim.

Wood Canvas Canoe

This boat was built under guidance from Ely, Minnesota based canoe builder Jeanne Bourquin at the North House Folk School. It was built as a fundraiser for the local Chamber of Commerce to raffle off.

Wooden Boat Restoration

From wood canvas canoes to wooden sailing yachts, I can restore your wooden boat to its original beauty and function.

Repairs often include:

Replacing rotten or broken wooden elements
Replacing or tightening worn out fasteners
Fairing and refinishing paint and varnish.

Drafting and Lofting

I especially enjoy drafting and lofting. I sometimes will measure and document lines of a historic boat I am interested in. Other times I will play with an existing design and make some changes to it and see how it comes back together. Mostly I’m just lofting patterns to prepare for a build.

Here is just a sampling of some things I’ve drafted or lofted.

Cedar Chest

This sea chest is built with rabbeted posts and joined to rail and stile frames holding raised panels. It is built of aromatic cedar and curly maple.