Muskoka Canoe Works is a full service canoe shop dedicated to the continuation of the heritage of the wooden canoe and wooden boats.

We specialize in the construction and restoration of traditional cedar canvas canoes, and have  the ability to repair and restore all types of wooden canoes and small wooden boats. Every vessel that we work on is finished to the highest standards and reflects our commitment to excellence. We guarantee that our work will meet or exceed its original condition.

In addition to canoes, we offer a whole line of canoe inspired décor for the home or cottage. All of our décor items are built using the same techniques and materials used in the construction of the full size canoes, and are finished to the same high standards.

Every canoe and furniture piece that leaves our shop has been handled with the upmost care and finished to the highest standards of quality.

We provide the following services:

 TRADITIONAL CEDAR-CANVAS CANOES: NEW BUILDS

All of our new canoes are built custom to order, ensuring you get the canoe of your dreams. We use all new materials but century old techniques, ensuring the same high aesthetic qualities and superior handling characteristics of the classic canvas covered cedar canoes. We construct our canoes in a way that meets or exceeds the construction standards set by the Wooden Canoe Builders Guild, thus ensuring that you receive a canoe that will stand the test of time.

CANOE REPAIR/RESTORATION

From simple repairs to full restorations, we will work to return your canoe to its former glory. We guarantee all of our work to equal or exceed the quality of the original work.

We can repair or restore all types of wooden canoes.

For those who love their modern day canoe but also love the look of wood, we can trim your canoe with wooden parts (gunwales, decks, handles, seats, thwarts/yolks). We can also apply a fresh top coat of varnish or paint returning your canoe to a “like new” appearance.

BOAT REPAIR/RESTORATION

From simple repairs to full restorations, and refinishing, we can return your small wooden boat to its former glowing appearance. We strive to finish your boat to the same high standards that we finish our canoes.

CANOE INSPIRED DECOR

We build a variety of canoe inspired décor items, using traditional cedar canoe building techniques and materials. All of our décor pieces are built new. We never cut canoes apart to re-purpose as furniture unless they are so badly damaged that the vessel cannot be restored.

Every piece that we create is a one of a kind due to the unique nature of the wood used. No piece will ever be identical!

We currently offer the following items;

  • wanigans (storage chests)
  • coffee tables
  • hallway/sofa tables
  • book shelves
  • bars
  • light fixtures

You can choose from pieces available in our inventory or custom order an individual piece(s) in your choice of wood types, finish and other options.

Please contact us directly and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have or to discuss various options for your project.