Renovating classic Maine cottages demands an understanding of how these historic homes were crafted, as well as the sensibility to incorporate state-of-the art amenities in an unobtrusive way. These skills also allow us to fabricate additions and new constructions that look as classic as the cottages of one hundred years ago, while offering modern comforts. Our restoration work is carried out with a passion for doing it right, and we match woodwork and other details with meticuolus accuracy.
C.E. Bucklin has one of the best-equipped mill shops in the area, with hundreds of traditional carving knives and planes for milling out molding patterns and a large selection of rare hardwoods. Our cabinetmakers are proud crafstmen who can create flawless replicas to match existing woodwork, or make custom pieces in any architectural style to a client’s specifications.
We also build custom benches, tables, flower boxes, bike racks and trash bin boxes. Custom frames are handmade to blend with a home’s historic architecture. Our craftsmen can build, repair and restore any type of wooden furniture.
Our extensive blueprint library is a priceless source for planning renovations, or inspiration for new contstruction with a true cottage style. Our collection includes detailed plans for most of the classic homes in Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor, and we draw upon this resource to achieve historical accuracy in all aspects of our work.