Project Photo Gallery
If I'd known a web site was in my future, I would have been taking pictures of completed Buck Woodcraft projects all along. But I didn't. So what you'll see here is just a very small selection of project photos that will continue to grow as we document custom work in the future.
As always, if you have any comments or questions about what you see here, e-mail me.
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King Starboard Swim Platform. Buck Woodcraft replaced the original platform on this 34' sportfishing boat early in 2001. The old glass-over-plywood platform had begun to delaminate and weaken, which will never be a problem with Starboard.
The finished platform measures approximately 8'L x 24"W x 1"D, and is bolted to a series of stainless steel supports. The original platform had three support struts, and we added two more. Additional support is always something to consider when using Starboard in this kind of application.
And King Starboard Cabinets. We also installed custom cabinets on the same boat. They're tucked just aft of the main cabin, port and starboard, and give the owner lots of easily accessible yet secure on-deck storage in a combination of drawers and interior shelves.
Like all King Starboard components--and unlike wood--these cabinets can spend many years exposed to the marine environment without the need for cosmetic attention. Considering a custom or stock cabinet or enclosure for your boat? Click here for information and examples.
Sailboat Pilot House. I wish I had better pictures of this project, because it turned out very nice. The pilot house went onto a big motorsailer. The boat originally had a pilot house, of course, but Hurricane Georges blew it away in 1998, and that's where Buck Woodcraft came into, well, the picture.
We built the teak frame in place, complete with windows, then added the top: a great big glassed-over piece of marine plywood, nicely curved to fit the lines of the vessel. We also installed handrails on the top, and added a couple of ventilation hatches. And, oh yes, the center window opens and locks on stainless hatch hardware.
Teak Settee Base With Built-In Storage. Among quite a lot of other work, Buck Woodcraft fabricated a new base for the main salon settee on Winter Wine, a Hatteras 65'. The base supports the original upholstery and incorporates baltic birch storage drawers with teak faces. We also replaced water-damaged window frames and re-skinned the whole cabin interior with teak veneer panels.
The cabinets include drawers, under-counter storage and enclosures for a microwave, dishwasher, oven and a trash compacter.
We made the drawers using solid hardwood with hand-cut dovetail joinery.
Custom Genuine Teak Patio Table. Here's a nice little table we made to the owners exact specifications, finished simply with a few coats of teak oil. The fiddles around the top lift right off if need be.
The original seat was plywood, which had weathered and delaminated over time.
The original cap rails were worn and getting thin, and the original bolsters were rotting and falling apart.
The cap rails were fabricated using solid pieces of teak, and used no laminations. The rails were 18-1/2" at the widest point, and we used no visible fasteners or bungs in the face.
We laminated the new 7' bowsprit entirely of Genuine teak, cut and shaped it to its finished dimensions, and installed the finished piece in exactly the same position as the original. The owners reinstalled the sprit platform and completed all the rigging themselves.
We've built other bowsprits, of course, including one that measured 12' overall.