Architects & Builders


We can create custom pieces for your next build. Below are some of our recent creations.

Scallop Shell Gates


This project was one of the more artistically challenging jobs to cross our path. A Martha’s Vineyard woodworker/artist designed these gates and asked if we would be able to execute the design based on an actual seashell he used for inspiration. With the advantage of our CNC technology we were able to photograph the shell and convert it to a 3-D file for our router. After some smaller scale tests, we were ready to carve the larger pieces of wood. The outcome was terrific. The large scallops were nestled into the curves and rods of the wooden gates, primed and sent to the island for a final artistry paint finish which added a realistic shell and bronze effect. A beautiful final product.

Townhouse Roof Hatch Entry


This unusual project came to us from a Boston architect for a Back Bay town house. A client wanted a nautical style sliding roof hatch complete with old schooner style windows and handrails to replace the ordinary original entry (pictured). Olsen Marine loved this idea and readily took on the challenge. We went about framing and fiber glassing the cabin and sides, along with the large sliding hatch and opening doors, just as we would on any other boat. We primed the pieces for finish paint and glass installation on site and completed the all the mahogany trim. We can’t wait to see the final installation photos!

Custom Columns


This very unique job came to us from Pleasant Bay Boat and Spar Company in Orleans, MA. PBBS was hired by an architect firm in Miami to build giant South Pacific kayak-style columns. Olsen Marine was able to provide all the pieces and parts custom cut, grooved and labeled to make each column exactly proportional, identical to the smallest measurement and easy to piece together saving time and labor for prep, construction and fitting.

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Cathedral Ceiling Hull Light


This piece was designed specifically for a high cathedral ceiling space over the stairwell for a very nautical homeowner. It is not a boat but the artistic impression of a boat.  It was constructed with mahogany strip planks and covered with epoxy and fiberglass in the style of a strip built canoe.  The hull light was clear coated with a satin finish and LED lighting was installed and the light was suspended at the tip of the atrium ceiling.

Spool Tables


Cedar planked in a fashion reminiscent of Cape Cod’s seafaring history and topped with a compass rose (or your custom designs) engraved solid surface material, this table offers a bit of vintage sailing heritage to any seaside location.


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Olsen Marine, Inc.

PO Box 1481

357 Hokum Rock Road

East Dennis, MA 02641


Office: 508-385-2180

Fax: 508-385-8819


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