Brian did beautiful work on the restoration of our grandparents’ 1941 Peterborough rowing skiff. His workmanship was outstanding, replacing the gunwales and keel and restoring the decks. Very much appreciated, Brian. Thank you.

- Doug, Lorraine, JoAnne, Allan and Nancy

Brian has restored & refurbished two antique canoes for us, one a pre-1900 Gordon and a Peterborough sailing canoe from the 1920s. He did an outstanding job on making both of the canoes water-worthy, and we are thrilled to be able to use them. Brian kept us posted by email and with pictures throughout the process. The work was finished on time and on budget. Brian was a pleasure to work with. We recommend Cook Craft to anyone looking for someone to do repairs to a canoe or purchase a new custom one.

- Mary Anne C.

Great customer service and quality work on gunwales.

- Trevor E.

Brian took our old, beat-up, much-loved canoe and transformed it into a classic beauty. We are thrilled with the results and are more than pleased with the timely and professional way in which it all happened. Thank you, Brian!

- Sara & Dennis H.

Brian’s expertise and in-depth knowledge of canoe building have been a truly rewarding and valuable experience. His professional assistance with my canoe project has been not only thoroughly enjoyable, but has also helped me finish my project with a professional level of construction. Of particular importance is his willingness and availability to help when required.

- Blair F.

Brian is clearly very passionate about what he does and a pleasure to talk to.

- Joanne

Brian Cook is passionate about canoes. He did a really beautiful restoration of my old Tremblay canoe. Kept me updated on every step with no surprises. Excellent craftmanship. I couldn’t be happier about the end result in returning this canoe to its former glory.

- J. Cockshutt

Brian recanvassed our 80-year-old canoe last winter. His workmanship was superb. He also replaced gunnels and a few ribs. Finding craftsmen who can restore cedarstrip canoes is becoming extremely difficult. Now our canoe has been restored to its original condition. I know that Brian spent many hours doing this work, and his compensation was very fair.

- Bill F.

He was very knowledgeable, eager to provide information, and clear on the process.

- Brian R.