Swenson's Boat Shed has been doing business since 1982. We started restoring wood canvas canoes locally in Northern Wisconsin, mostly on the Brule River & branched out In the late eighties doing boats all the way from Pennsylvania to California & Texas to Minnesota.. Since that humble beginning we have worked at the craft of also restoring carvel planked boats & replacing ribs in Lucius & Larock canoes manufactured in northern Wisconsin. For those of you with larger boats, check with us about ous ability to refit & bend wooden frames & manufacture wooden parts for your boat. Please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates! In 2014 we will begin work on the forms for the Boat Shed Larock: The blending of the classic styling of a 19th century 18' carvel planked Brule River guide canoe with the more recent technology of the much lighter wood canvas/canoes of Gerrish, White & Morris. We will be interested in the reception it recieves.
We have restored many very old canoes from as early as the late 1800s & early 1900s for the original families that own them. Many restorations include the complete steam bending & total replacement of all the ribs in the boat. We have experience with canvas covered canoes along w/ carvel planked boats. Feel free to email us about an estimate.