Hunter Bay Woodworking is a custom woodworking shop with a broad skill set. We have experience with traditional as well as contemporary boat building techniques including cold molding, plywood, stitch and glue, and custom interior design and construction. Boats large and small are our love but we are equally capable of building doors, cabinets, furniture and the occasional circular staircase.

We enjoy working in an instructional and collaborative mode, sometimes building side by side with our clients; we provide the shop space, tools and expertise. Sharing our woodworking skills and experience is a joy.

Please get in touch with us to discuss your project, whether you have a design in mind or if you only have the beginning of an idea. We'll be able to help you find the right design and ultimately we'll get you and your day dream in the shop.

Builder and Designer
Builder Designer/empty boat
Posted by Steven Brouwer on August 6, 2022
I worked with Mark Smaalders to help create an interior and cabin design to more suit my needs than the original.
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Bulkheads and Engine Beds
Posted by Steven Brouwer on March 7, 2021
A few bulkheads and the engine beds are in. There is a lot going on in this section of the boat. I think it is the most complicated part.
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new layout
sail plan
Posted by Steven Brouwer on November 24, 2020
Some boats take a long time to build, and that is certainly true of this Lyle Hess 32. There are many reasons but they are for another time. With no customers in sight, I decided to build this boat for myself. I asked Mark Smaalders of Mark Smaalders Yacht Designs to help me come up with a l . . .
Studio Tour Furniture
Posted by Steven Brouwer on November 1, 2018
I made a few new pieces for this years Studio Tour. The pictures not great, but you can get the idea. Still have some left. Contact me if you are interested.
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Stickley inspired bed
Posted by Steven Brouwer on August 12, 2018
This past spring I had a chance to build this Stickley inspired bed design. Built of Cherry, my go to wood lately. I was happy, the customers were happy.
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Cherry Trestle Table
Posted by Steven Brouwer on August 3, 2018
I had chance to build this cherry dining table from the clients design. I was happy how it came out.
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Haul out in Hoonah
Haul in Hoonah
Posted by Steven Brouwer on August 2, 2018
Thatcher hauled his troller Deep Sea in Hoonah, Alaska this spring and I went up to work on her for a week or so.
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Lyle Hess 32
Posted by Steven Brouwer on March 5, 2016
We are done caulking and sanding, ready for paint. We are seeking a buyer to participate in the completion of this boat. That is a Good looking hull! Steve Horn photo . . .
Interior Lyle Hess 32' Cutter
Posted by Steven Brouwer on November 21, 2015
Bilge stringers and Transom Finished . . .
Posted by Steven Brouwer on September 6, 2015
Grandson Charlie, Son of Ben and Becca,Tern builders, enjoys an evening sail on this amazing magical boat. . . .
Tern, single reef
Posted by Steven Brouwer on September 15, 2008
I just love this picture of Tern, though the story is old, she still is used for trips around the county by school groups and the Kid's Summer Workshop program. Great boat! . . .
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